Man, 53 Arrested For Child Trafficking

The Liberia National Police is investigating a 53 year old man, Zaore Lamah in connection with an alleged child trafficking incident.

Suspect Lamah was arrested on June 20, 2013, by police and is being investigated by the Women and Children Protection Section of the Liberia National Police.

The suspect entered the country from Guinea with two minor children and later recruited one from Liberia.

Zaore Lamah, who intended taking the children to Australia via Liberia was arrested following a tip off provided to the police by authorities at the Department of Passport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he had gone to obtain passports to enable himself and the kids to travel from Liberia to Australia.

Police preliminary investigation revealed that the man whose nationality is under query had already obtained birth certificate from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare before proceeding to the Foreign Ministry with the three children to obtain Liberian passport when authorities at the ministry felt suspicious and alerted the police.

The police investigation shows that Mr. Lamah successfully manipulated the system at the department of Vital Statistics at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare where he changed the children’s birth place from Conakry, Republic of Guinea   to Bong County, Republic of Liberia.

Suspect Lamah has failed to give details about himself, his family, or other relatives presently living in Liberia or any other part of the world.

At this time the Liberia National Police is calling on parents to   watch the movement of their children to avoid them falling prey to individuals involved in human trafficking.

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