Police Unmasks Human Trafficking Syndicate in Namibia

Middle East under the guise of job opportunities.  It is suspected that so far, 26 Namibians between the age of 27 and 40 years have been trafficked to Oman. The police reported that an investigation was launched in March 2022 in which various people were questioned - among them are those who almost fell victim to the syndicate but who managed to escape.

A report by the UN drug and crimes agency has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could also be contributing to a rise in human trafficking. The Trafficking in Persons Report says poverty arising from lost jobs or other economic opportunities has, over the last one year, increased the pool of people most vulnerable to being trafficked.

 

 

The Namibian police has unmasked a possible human trafficking syndicate that lures young Namibians to the Middle East under the guise of job opportunities.  It is suspected that so far, 26 Namibians between the age of 27 and 40 have been human trafficked to Oman. The police reported that an investigation was launched in March 2022 in which various people were questioned - and among those people are those who almost fell victim to the syndicate but they somewhat managed to escape.

A report by the UN drug and crimes agency has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could also be contributing to a rise in trafficking of persons. The Trafficking in Persons Report says poverty arising from lost jobs or other economic opportunities has, over the last one year, increased the pool of people most vulnerable to being trafficked.

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