Europol conducted coordinated monitoring of criminal networks that attracted Ukrainian refugees for sexual and labour exploitation
This is stated on Europol’s official page.
Malicious websites and social media were simultaneously monitored by representatives from 14 EU countries and 93 officers.
Participants investigated posts in which people offered help with employment, accommodation and transport for refugees. Dating sites, recruitment agencies and platforms offering sexual services were also examined.
A total of 125 online platforms were checked by investigators, including 42 online platforms suspected of links to human trafficking and six online platforms linked to human trafficking,” Europol reported.
Europol has also identified 9 suspected traffickers and identified 9 possible victims. Fifteen new investigations were launched as a result of the research.
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