OAS General Secretariat Commissioner for the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees, David Smolansky, rejected the trafficking of Venezuelan women on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Smolansky said this is the third most lucrative illegal business in the world.
The Commissioner denounced that in Venezuela the crime is promoted by the regime through coast guards and other security bodies.
“At least 4,000 women have been trafficked from Güiria to Trinidad,” he said.
A complex humanitarian crisis increases the vulnerability of Venezuelans to trafficking.
Venezuela’s current conditions force citizens both inside and outside its borders to confront this reality.
This year’s U.S. State Department report on human trafficking notes that there are Venezuelan victims of human trafficking in Tunisia from Trinidad and Tobago and other neighboring countries.