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190 facts of human trafficking revealed in Ukraine since the beginning of the year

190 facts of human trafficking revealed in Ukraine since the beginning of the year

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During the first half of 2018, Ukrainian policemen identified nearly 190 crimes in the field of human trafficking. This is reported by the Department of Communication of the National Police.

According to Artem Kryshchenko, the head of the Department for Combating Crimes Related to Trafficking, 14 members of organized criminal groups were exposed and detained. 121 suspicions announced to the offenders.

The police established 63 criminal groups' members. All evidence is collected, the materials of criminal proceedings are in the courts.

Based on the results of the pre-trial investigation, 156 persons were identified who were granted the status of victims in criminal proceedings. Among them - 91 women, 49 men, 9 minors and 7 children.

Among the violations found by police, five facts of trafficking in children, including an attempt to "rent" a young boy. So, in the Khmelnytsky region, operatives identified a woman who was trying to give her four-year-old son to other people for begging.

In addition, the National Police identified 365 criminal offenses related to pimping. This is 75% more than the number of similar offenses identified in the past year. The police established 116 persons who committed these crimes. Offenders were informed about suspicion in 335 criminal trials.
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