Sierra Leone ‘child-smuggler’ arrested

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The police allege the children were then smuggled to a neighbouring country and flown to the United States.


The arrests followed an Interpol investigation into child trafficking in West Africa.

The remaining children from the home have been placed with social services, say the police.

The authorities say they are doing their best to track down the children in the US and get them returned.

The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates that about 200,000 West African children are trafficked each year; most are taken to Europe or sold into slavery as domestic workers.