Authorities in Ukraine have arrested a gang accused of selling and trafficking infant children to buyers in the People’s Republic of China.
Nigerian authorities freed 19 pregnant women and girls, aged 15 to 28, who were raped by members of a child trafficking ring and forced to give birth to babies that then would be sold, CNN reported Monday.
Georgian authorities arrested last week several members of a child-trafficking crime group, accusing them of illegal production and distribution of child sexual exploitation material.
The Council of Europe (CoE) has urged Ukraine on Thursday to step up its efforts to stop human trafficking even while some progress has been made. The country needs to pay more attention to the trafficking of children and refugees, it said.
Thousands of minors have been exploited throughout the European Union and busting criminal networks trafficking children is one of the block’s top priorities, Europol said in a report released on Thursday, the EU Anti-Trafficking Day.
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