Peruvian police rescue more than 20 Afghan refugees from human traffickers

Bayan News

International media outlets have reported that police in Peru have rescued 23 Afghan refugees from the hands of human traffickers along the border with Brazil.

The country’s prosecutor’s office announced that these Afghan refugees were intending to pay human traffickers to take them to Ecuador.

According to the prosecutor’s statement, the Afghan refugees were being held in a house without food by human traffickers in an area along the border between Peru and Brazil.

It is said that among these refugees, there are four children, including a two-month-old infant.

The traffickers had promised to take these refugees first to Puerto Maldonado, a local town in southeastern Peru, and then from there to the capital Lima and finally to the city of Tumbes on the border with Ecuador.

The Peruvian prosecutor’s office has not clarified whether the human traffickers have been arrested in connection with this case or not.

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