KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua)
-- Sudan Rapid Support Forces (RSF)
announced on Sunday the abortion of an operation attempting to
smuggle 115 illegal immigrants via human trafficking groups at the
border triangle between Sudan, Egypt and Libya.
which belongs to the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security
Services (NISS), said "we managed to abort a smuggling operation of
115 illegal immigrants, most of them Somalis, Ethiopians and
RSF Commander General Mohamed Hamdan Hametti told reporters on
Sunday that the illegal immigrants were headed toward Libya and then
to European countries.
He explained that the illegal immigrants would be handed over to
Sudanese Police forces in order to finalize the investigation after
which they will be deported back to their countries.
Sudan has witnessed an increase in organized groups’ activities
in the human trafficking and illegal immigration fields.
In October 2014, Sudan hosted an international conference on
combating human trafficking and illegal immigration which included
the participation of African and European countries.
Khartoum said it is maintaining high-level coordination with
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia from Africa as
well as Italy, Spain, France and Britain to face the phenomenon.
Sudan is considered one of the thoroughfares for human
trafficking and illegal immigration.
European countries had previously vowed to support Sudan in
combating human trafficking after Khartoum asked for logistical air
and maritime support to pursue the multi-national human smugglers.