Southeast Asia: Investigators plan joint responses to tackle human trafficking and migrant smuggling

Senior law enforcement officers from Southeast Asia gathered in Bangkok to map out responses to cases of trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants, under the stewardship of UNODC.

The training is the latest in a series of workshops and mentoring sessions organised by the UNODC Regional Office to strengthen law enforcement collaboration. Following the workshop, participants will build on the achievements, bringing a number of ongoing investigations to successful conclusions before they meet again in 2018.

The workshop is the culmination of an eight-month period for major results. The successes include the identification of a hidden rest-house used by migrant smugglers, the discovery of new smuggling routes, the updating of twenty-four arrest warrants, and the rescue of twelve victims of human trafficking with the support of police in Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

UNODC has published a report the human trafficking problem in Southeast Asia. Read report

Learn more about the UNODC's efforts to combat human trafficking: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2017/November/southeast-asia_-investigators-plan-joint-responses-to-tackle-human-trafficking-and-migrant-smuggling.html

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