Operation Storm Makers Triggers 121 Arrests Against Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Author: 
Alex Mostaghimi
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 

The INTERPOL-coordinated Operation Storm Makers, targeting migrant smuggling and human trafficking, triggered 121 arrests and prompted 193 new investigations.  During March 21-25, 2022, authorities across 25 countries carried out enforcement actions against organized crime groups suspected of profiting from the movement of men, women, and children across borders.  The Operation also succeeded in rescuing 80 human trafficking victims and identifying 3,400 irregular migrants.