Operations with a long-term impact
INTERPOL-coordinated operations are built to empower national police forces with the skills and international network required to take on human trafficking.
Actions in the field are preceded by training workshops to ensure that officers on the ground are trained in a range of skills, including interview techniques and the use of INTERPOL’s tools and databases.
Deployments effectively combine police action with input from a number of different actors such as customs and environmental officers, non-governmental organizations, officials from the Ministries of Health and Social Affairs, and prosecutors.
Operation Sawiyan 2018
In Sudan, 94 victims, including 85 minors, were rescued from criminal networks involved in illegal migration, child labour and exploitation, and forced begging.
Operation Libertad 2018
Nearly 350 potential victims of sexual exploitation and forced labour were in an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting human trafficking in the Americas.
Nearly 500 victims of human trafficking, including 236 minors, were rescued simultaneously across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
This border security operation across West Africa resulted in the arrest of human traffickers, migrant smugglers and the seizure of drugs, stolen vehicles, cash and counterfeit goods. More than 100 frontline officers used INTERPOL global policing capabilities to identify criminals, victims and illicit goods at 28 key border control points across 14 countries.
More than 48 children were rescued and 22 people arrested following an operation targeting child trafficking and exploitation in Côte d’Ivoire.
76 children believed to have been trafficked across West Africa for the purposes of illegal child labour were rescued in Côte d’Ivoire.