Somali police arrest 11 people for child trafficking
MOGADISHU— Somali police say, 11 suspected people, including 8 women were arrested for trafficking 11 children under age 7-12 years old after a month operation was carried out in the capital, Mogadishu.
Somalia’s deputy police chief Zakia Hussein says the police had seized a child smuggling network in the capital, after an operation.
Hussein says, 11 suspects were taken into CID headquarters for further investigations.
She said a 7-month child was among those who were being trafficked.
“We have seized a child trafficking network. We also arrested 11 suspects, including 8 women”, she added.
The police rescued the children whom it says were in the selling process.
Somalia remains a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking, said in a 2018 report released by United States.