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Napak Police Intercept Six Women, 15 Children in Lorengecora Sub County :: Uganda Radionetwork

Napak Police Intercept Six Women, 15 Children in Lorengecora Sub County

Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto regional police spokesperson told URN that they have transported the six women with children whose age ranges between three and 13 years to Moroto central police station.
Some of the trafficked victims who were rescued by police in Napak distirct

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Police in Napak district have successfully intercepted six women and fifteen children along the Moroto-Soroti Highway in Lorengecora Sub County. The trafficked victims were intercepted community on Monday afternoon based on information provided by the locals as they waited for transportation to an undisclosed destination. 

During security interrogations, the women explained that they were traveling to Amuria District in search of casual labor to mitigate the effects of food scarcity in their families. The six adult women were identified as Longoli Maria, Losike Lucia, Nangiro Magret, Nate Martina, Angella Lucia, and Chegem Rakele. 

Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson, confirmed that the group, including children aged three to thirteen years, had been transported to Moroto Central Police Station.  All twenty-one victims are residents of Lokeriot village, Nadunget Subcounty, Moroto District, and were allegedly en route to Amuria in the Teso Sub Region. 

Longole stated that ongoing efforts are being made to locate the parents of the children, while an intelligence team is investigating the victims' claims of seeking work in the neighboring districts of Amuria. The suspected perpetrator managed to escape before the police's arrival. "As Police, we thank the leadership of Lorengecora Town council for the level of vigilance they have taken in fighting the crime of trafficking in persons in Napak District and giving Police timely information in regards to this crime once it is committed," Longole said. 

He highlighted the importance of community partnership with the police in promptly addressing such crimes. 

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Over the course of January to July 2023, five perpetrators have been arrested in child trafficking cases. Among them, a male and a woman have been convicted in courts of law, while another man and two women remain in remand.