The Co-Chairs of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (the Bali Process) are commending the outcomes of the 2nd Joint Period of Action carried out under the Working Group on the Disruption of People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons Networks (the Working Group).
Parallel efforts in May to November 2016 led to over 30 arrests, including the arrest of one of the region’s most notorious people smugglers, Abraham Louhenapessy, better known as Captain Bram. He is currently facing court on people smuggling charges in Indonesia. Trafficking in persons networks were also disrupted in Malaysia, the Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, and the USA.
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