|Human Trafficking is thought to be a form of modern slavery and is handled as a very serious crime which affects the entire violation of human rights and is directly connected to the organized crime.
In simple words, human trafficking is defined as the recruitment and transportation of any individual with the purpose of its exploitation. The term exploitation, covers- amongst others, labor exploitation, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, organ trafficking, illegal adoptions and the exploitation in to committing criminal offences. The means that are used in order to succeed the above-mentioned forms of exploitation are, violence, threats, deception, misuse of power and the creation of false dept.
Cyprus is considered predominantly as a destination and a transit country to other European destinations.
The Office of Combating Human Trafficking, which comes under the Crime Combating Department of Police Headquarters, is responsible for the investigation of Human Trafficking cases. The combating of Human Trafficking is the main priority of our office which in cooperation with other governmental and no governmental authorities is in the position to provide support and safety to the victims and to the possible victims of human trafficking.
If you suspect human trafficking, report it to 22808063/22808064/22808369/22808280 or submit your report online. It can be done anonymously.