10 kids rescued from Haitian human smuggler

July 28th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS  

Santo Domingo, July 28 (IANS)At least 10 children, who were smuggled from Haiti, have been rescued by authorities in the Dominican Republic, a terrestrial border security unit said.

According to the Special Terrestrial Border Security Unit (Cesfront), a Haitian citizen had transported the children aged between four and nine who managed to escape after noticing soldiers’ presence in the province of Dajabon bordering Haiti, Xinhua reported.

As per the resuced children’s testimony, they came from Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as well as the city of Cabo Haiti. Their parents had entrusted them to a man and a woman who smuggled them to Dominican Republic.

The special border unit said the children’s final destination was supposed to be Santiago City where they were headed to earn a living for their traffickers as child beggars on the street along with other Haitian children.

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