File- A policeman arrests a suspect in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Internal Security Forces announced Thursday that police had freed 75 women held against their will and forced into sexual slavery, breaking up what the ISF described as Lebanon's most dangerous human trafficking organization.A source told The Daily Star that at least two minors were among the freed women.Jabbour suspects that the staggering number of victims suggests a sophisticated criminal network is behind the crime.Caritas is a charitable organization founded in 1972 undertaking a range of humanitarian missions across Lebanon.An ISF source said that the victims were subject to heinous forms of torture.A security source confirmed this, claiming that ISF head Maj.Lebanon has taken steps to curtail human trafficking and forced prostitution. However, the latest ISF raids uncovered the worst case of torture, sex slavery, and human trafficking to date.
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