Two suspected human traffickers deported to Ethiopia

Posted by: APA Posted date : April 2, 2015

Two Ethiopians suspected of human trafficking have been deported from Kenya to Ethiopia with the support of police in Nairobi and Interpol.The suspects identified as Askale Dedeso and her associate Semira Hassen were alleged to have trafficked 38, 000 Ethiopians locked in containers.

The suspects were alleged to have trafficked their fellow citizens to South Africa via Kenya and Tanzania and other countries in the Middle East.

The suspects had hidden their identities and were at large for many years.

Director of the Ethiopian Federal Police Girmay Kahasay said the suspects will be accountable for the deaths of 97 Ethiopians who died while being hidden in a container.

The director noted that the suspects were caught red-handed in Kenya while trying to smuggle another 130 Ethiopians.

“Askale Dedeso with a nick name Betty is the principal suspect and her associate Semira Hassen were primarily engaged in the transfer of the Ethiopian migrants,” the director has said after the suspects were apprehended at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport on Thursday.

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