Human Traffic Watch

Over 700 rescued from human trafficking in 2012

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on August 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Over 700 victims where rescued from human trafficking in Argentina in the first seven months of 2012, according to a Justice Ministry report.Most of the people were rescued from sexual slavery and sweatshops.

Officials from the Rescue and Support of People affected by human trafficking Office took part in over 300 raids, in which 327 victims were over 18 and the rest were children and teenagers.The report also showed that 344 people were Argentine and 368, foreigners.

Meanwhile, the Office’s coordinator, Zaida Gatti, explained that some of the methods use to lure unsuspecting victims include fake job offers for models and nannies.Nonetheless, kidnapping is also used, but less frequently.

Most of the victims are women and teenagers living in poverty and in order to support their families accept jobs ignoring the real goals of those offering fake jobs.

Source: Buenos Aires Herald

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