Azerbaijani Security Official Reports on Human Trafficking
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 10:45 AM

Azerbaijani Deputy Interior Minister Vilayat Eyvazov, the senior
official responsible to combat human trafficking, reported on 2 February
that police have arrested 269 individuals on charges of human
trafficking, Turan reported. Eyvazov explained that the Azerbaijani
authorities have uncovered and dismantled some 50 criminal gangs
involved in human trafficking operating in the country. Eyvazov also
reported that counseling services were being provided to victims of
human trafficking and added that victims are "illegally sent to Turkey,
the United Arab Emirates, and other foreign countries."

Published in: Azerbaijani Security Official Reports on Human Trafficking, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Newsline, 3 Februrary 2006.

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