Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Samir Ali – Trend:
Eight criminal groups engaged in human trafficking were neutralized in Azerbaijan in 2017, the country’s Interior Minister Ramil Usubov said.
He made the remarks at an expanded meeting of the Interior Ministry on Jan. 15, dedicated to the results of fighting crime, protecting public order and ensuring public safety in 2017 and upcoming tasks.
Usubov noted that based on the National Plan of Action, work was carried out consistently in order to identify victims of human trafficking.
“As a result, 142 criminal cases related to human trafficking and six crimes related to forced labor were identified and eight criminal groups of 17 people were neutralized,” said the minister.
“As part of work to protect and restore rights, and socially rehabilitate victims, 71 people were reintegrated into society,” added Usubov.