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300 Trafficking Victims Rescued; 38 Arrested in Ethiopia: Interpol

Eritrea played a significant role with in Interpol's Operation Usalama
Eritrea playing a significant role within Interpol’s Operation Usalama

By Interpol,

An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.

Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) and the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) with support from INTERPOL.
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