Three suspected human traffickers deported to Somalia

A section of Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport. ABDULKADIR KHALIF | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Three men said to be human traffickers were Wednesday deported to Somalia from South Sudan.

They landed at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport handcuffed, aboard a chartered plane from Juba, the South Sudan capital.

The deportees were identified as Aidarus Abdullahi Nahar, Abdurahman Mohamud So’daal and Liban Abdullahi Hussein.

Human traffickers

The Magefeyaal (single Magafe), as human traffickers are referred to in Somalia, were reportedly apprehended by the South Sudan Police in collaboration with the Interpol.

The Somali media Wednesday reported that the three men were assumed to be part of a network of human traffickers, aggressively pursued by Interpol over a period of time.

Last week, a man identified as Abdulkadir Omar Abdulle, was also brought to Mogadishu from Juba on suspicion of being a Magefe.


Human traffickers are accused of operating networks that ferry thousands of youths from Somalia to Europe via Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Libya.

Reports indicate that the Wednesday deportees will be surrendered to the Somali government to face trial.

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