16 ChildrenšŸ§’šŸ» Rescued From Child Trafficking

The Anti Human Trafficking Unit of the Eastern Regional Police Command in collaboration with the Ghana Navy have rescued 16 children between the ages of five and 13 allegedly trafficked to an island at Afram Plains to embark on hazardous work, mostly fishing.
The team is still searching for eight more victims trafficked to same location at Edrekpota, an island community, whose foster parents fled with them during an operation on Saturday April 27, 2019.
The Eastern Regional Police Command had through a recent undercover investigation, gathered with pictorial evidence, the existence of 24 trafficked children, including one girl, engaged in forced labour in the community.
Investigations prior to the operation had revealed that the identified trafficked children, between the ages of 5 and 13, were suspected to have been bought by 11 different boat masters residing in the community.
The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh, told The Mirror in an interview that the team also arrested nine out of the 11 suspected foster parents who were keeping the children for hazardous jobs.
Source: Graphic online

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