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30 people trafficked to different countries rescued in a month


18 February 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Cases of human trafficking including foreign employment frauds are on rise in the country. The human trafficking is taking place despite police surveillance and awareness campaign.

According to Human Trafficking Investigation Bureau of the Nepal Police, 30 people, who were trafficked to different countries, were rescued from January 15 to February 12.

Of them, 15 women and four children were rescued from India, six women from Kuwait, two women from Oman, one woman from Iraq, and two women from the country itself, said Director of Bureau, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jeevan Kumar Shrestha.

They were found to be sent to different countries making fake documents after misusing the visit visa in the name of foreign employment.

Shrestha further said a police team of Bureau located at Tribhuvan International Airport sent back 250 people who were going to foreign countries or found to be at high risk of human trafficking.

Police have arrested four persons on the charge of their involvement in human trafficking during the period and necessary investigation was underway, according to the Bureau.

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