There are currently 35 cases of trafficking in person reported that are receiving attention of NamPol as well as the courts: Sebastian Ndeitunga

Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said there are currently 35 cases of trafficking in person reported that are receiving attention of NamPol as well as the courts.

In a speech read on his behalf, Ndeitunga revealed the statistics at Ariamsvlei in the //Kharas Region yesterday during the commemoration of the International Day Against Trafficking In Persons, held under the theme 'Human trafficking: a call to action'.

Ndeitunga said 20 cases out of the 35 are on the court roll, pending trial, while 15 cases are still under investigations.

It is a fact that statistics may not necessarily be the reflection of the reality on the ground, he cited.

Ndeitunga said trafficking in persons is generally difficult to detect and investigate because of the psychological effect it has on the victims.

Source: Namibia Press Agency