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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
 

Human Traffickers Arrested in Eastern Sudan

Khartoum - (Sudan Tribune) Sudanese police Thursday has managed to arrest a number of human traffickers in Eastern Sudan after a raid on a site where there were a number of migrants from a neighbouring country.
New Halfa police chief Abdallah al-Sayegh said a joint police force from Kassala, New Halfa and Sahl Albutana in Kassala state ambushed the site on the early hours of Thursday and arrested seven smugglers and 21 foreigners from a neighbouring country including ten men, eight women aged between 18 and 30 years, and three children.
He further said they seized three vehicles the traffickers used to transport the illegal immigrants.
Police Commander Hassan Adam who led the joint operation said they received reports that the 21 people had been held hostage by the traffickers.