KAMPALA, 9 April 2021 – Ugandan Police have rescued 29 Burundian girls from a human-trafficking racket in Uganda, arresting five suspected traffickers in the process.
The Burundian girls were rescued while in transit to other countries for the sex trade, a Ugandan police spokesperson, Charles Twiine told the New China News Agency, Xinhua.
“We have rescued them [the girls] and we have them here” at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), Twiine told reporters in a telephone interview.
The CID official said the investigation has not yet found out more details from the victims.
“I can’t know whether they came from Bujumbura, Ruhengeri, or whatever part of Burundi,” Twiine said on the call.
The suspects will be arraigned in court to answer charges of human trafficking, the police spokesperson said.
“Trafficking of girls is one of the dehumanizing crimes that is associated with sexual and labor exploitation,” Twiine added.