The Sudanese police have freed 39 Eritrean nationals last week on different occasions, who were abducted by a human trafficking gang in the state of Kassala in eastern Sudan.
The director of the anti-smuggling department at the eastern sector told to the official news agency that the police received information about existence of smuggled goods and suspicious vehicles in the area.
The director of the anti-smuggling department called upon all citizens to cooperate with the police and report on the negative phenomena and unusual and suspicious movements, urging refuges not to fall prey to the human-trafficking gangs in their quest to migrate to Europe.
In a report issued last February, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Sudanese and Egyptian security officials of involvement in human trafficking, saying that Egypt and Sudan are giving allegedly corrupt security officials a free pass to work with traffickers.
“Victims said that Sudanese and Egyptian security officers facilitated trafficker abuses rather than arresting them and rescuing their victims.” the report said.