The head of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) Grace Akullo has said they will create an independent department at CID which will specifically handle related cases of human trafficking.
Akullo made the revelation at CID headquarters Kibuli on Friday while receiving equipment from international justice mission on behalf of gender and sexual department that will be used in the tracking sexual and gender based related cases.
She noted that currently cases of trafficking persons are under sexual and gender department and a new trend of trafficking has emerged in which criminals take female adults abroad promising jobs which sometimes do not exist.
“There is a trend of some other destinations, which actually is the destination of trafficking victims. We have already received a number of girls from some destinations and the girls are exploited. Some of them were deceived that they are going to be housemaids,” she noted.
She stated that most of these girls on reaching those countries get to discover that they were deceived which is criminal.
She noted that such filthy acts have made some girls who are taken abroad to run away from those countries.
“We have received a number of them and that it’s terrible. Whatever they have gone through, it’s terrible so it has to be fought,” she noted.
She also revealed that CID is currently investigating some suspects who were mentioned in the new trend of human trafficking.
“We have those suspects who organise the trafficking of girls from here and then those who received them from those countries,”she said.
She said that government has not failed in its effort to fight human trafficking and there is commitment at the level of police and the state.
“I would like to say that the support which we have got from International Justice Mission it’s from their own initiative that they want to support in the area of fighting crime,” she said.
On behalf of International Justice Mission, James Foster said that the donations aim at ensuring that sexual and gender based cases are properly handle and documented.