Cape Town: According to a media report, an Indian with six others was busted in a case of human trafficking. They are alleged to be involved in trafficking 47 victims.
The 47 people were rescued from Limpopo province, the report came citing the information that police official Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi provided. All the victims were from Ethiopia, and were in good health, he said.
The six arrested include an Indian and five Ethiopians, he said. Their identities however, have yet not been known.
A recent UN report titled "Global Report on Trafficking in Persons" by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), based on data gathered from 155 countries, says that the most common reason for human trafficking (79 percent) is sexual exploitation.
Surprisingly, in 30 percent of the countries which provided information on the gender of traffickers, women make up the largest proportion of traffickers.
In some parts of the world, trafficking women is the norm, the report said.
The second most common reason for human trafficking is forced labor (18 percent). The report, however, said that forced labour was less frequently detected and reported than trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Worldwide, almost 20 percent of all trafficking victims were children. In some parts of Africa, children were the majority, it said.