Human traffic

THE CHIEF inspector of the service for foreigners and frontiers (SEF) considers the number of people involved in human trafficking in Portugal to be increasing.

Luísa Maia Gonçalves asked for the cooperation of international police forces to help combat the problem of people being brought to Portugal illegally.

Those that are exploited sexually and through enforced labour are usually part of a larger crime problem that the SEF are looking to eliminate.

Brazil, Eastern European countries and Nigeria are the countries of origin for the majority of those trafficked into Portugal.

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