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August 13, 2020

58 human trafficking cases reported in first half of 2020

By Nyein Nyein

A total of 58 human trafficking cases were reported across the country in the first six months of 2020, according to the Anti-Trafficking in Person Police Unit.
From January to June, 58 human trafficking cases involving 93 trafficked victims including 16 young girls were investigated.
Out of 58 cases, 15 cases happened in January, seven in February, nine in March, six each in April and May, and 15 in June. The police detained 166 human traffickers.
The human trafficking cases were reported in forced marriages, forced labour and forced prostitution. The victims were trafficked to China and Malaysia as well as inside the country. In the six months of 2020, there were 58 reported cases of human trafficking including 40 forced marriages in China, nine forced prostitution cases inside the country and six forced labour cases and one forced labour case each in Malaysia and China, according to the Anti-Human Trafficking Police Unit.
Shan State and Yangon Region topped the list of trafficking in person cases with 18 each followed by Mandalay with six, Kachin with five, Ayeyawady with four, Bago and Magway with two each and Taninthayi, Sagaing and Nay Pyi Taw with one each. (Translated by Hay Mar)

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