16 people accused of trafficking 52 people from India to Canada
September 19, 2018 | Brainwave Science
The Sahar police in Gujarat, India filed a charge sheet against 16 people accusing them of human trafficking. This group was busted in 2017 during an operation of illegal immigration to Canada. The group was accused in the help of the illegal enter North America. And year after this situation, the Sahar police finally filed a charge against those 16 people.
The group is charged with trafficking 52 people from Gujarat to Canada between 2015-2017. Their illegal activity was based on using forged documents for illegal entry to Canada. The racket was busted in 2017 when one of the victims, Komal Dabgar, was deported from Canada after the authorities found that her passport was fake.
The gang, according to Hindustan Times, made at least Rs 26.5 crore — charging Rs 50 lakh per trafficked person on an average — in two years. According to the charge sheet, 5 immigration officers at Mumbai airport were key to the trafficking but their names have not figured in the charge sheet yet as the police are waiting for the approval of the Union government.
According to government data, almost 20,000 women and children were victims of human trafficking in India in 2016 and this number is rising every year. The number 20,000 is in fact a rise of nearly 25 percent compared to 2015.
The statistics of the Ministry of Women and Child Development states that 19,223 women and children were trafficked in 2016 against 15,448 in 2015, with the highest number of victims being recorded in the eastern state of West Bengal. The problem of human trafficking is one of the biggest challenges today for officials of India. According to Anti-Slavery International and the US Department of State’s 2005 Trafficking in Persons Report, there are approximately 27 million people worldwide presently enslaved: 80 percent are women and 50 percent are children. It’s quickly becoming a well-hidden organized crime in Canada.
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