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Afghanistan- Dozens of Tajik girls smuggled abroad each year


(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News) DUSHANBE (Pajhwok): Tajikistan counter human trafficking commission head Faridum Davronov has said dozens of Tajik girls are smuggled to foreign countries each year for sex.

Davronov told Pajhwok Afghan News told Pajhowk Afghan News in an interview in Dushanbe that most of the Tajik girls were often deceived or tricked into going with human smugglers to Dubai, Turkey and other countries.

'These women are sold as sex slave which is part of human trafficking,' he said, adding they had arrested 32 times individuals who wanted to smuggle girls to foreign countries during the past five months.

He did not reveal the exact number of those arrested, saying they were in dozens and were currently in jail.

Davronov said human smuggling in Afghanistan had lately emerged, calling on both the countries to strengthen security measures on their respective sides of the border.

He said border security was strengthened, human traffickers would be unable to easily perform their jobs.

He said they were ready to share their experience with Afghanistan regarding prevention of human trafficking.

Afghanistan High Council on Human Trafficking member Abdul Wahid Hidayat told Pajhwok Afghan News that Afghanistan and Tajikistan had prepared a joint strategy to control borders.

He said human trafficking had become a headache for the whole of the world and needed a global campaign to be eradicated.

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