Greater than 130 arrested throughout Europe for youngster trafficking
The action to prevent child trafficking was carried out across Europe, at maritime, land and air borders, as well as on established smuggling routes, Europol announced.
According to reports, 133 suspects were arrested, and the identities of 11,130 children were checked. About 130 potential victims were discovered.
Europol points out that children are still the most vulnerable group among people who are the subject of trafficking and exploitation.
“Many become victims of sexual exploitation, forced begging or various types of forced crime, including petty crime and drug trafficking. They also become victims of labor exploitation and domestic slavery,” Europol said.
The action was carried out from June 6 to 13 in coordination with Frontex.
Interpol and the police of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia participated in the arrest. , Serbia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.