Police in Mogadishu have uncovered a cell of criminal networks involved in child trafficking in the city and rescued children in custody of the gang.
Police spokesperson Zakia Hussein said in a Facebook post Thursday officers from the Criminal Investigations Department on a sting operation rescued 11 children aged between 12 years and 7 months
The detectives also nabbed 11 individuals among them 8 who were involved in the criminal activity.
Zakia, who is also the deputy police commissioner said the group was involved in child trafficking and that they were on course to moving the children to their target clients at the time of the operation.
It was not immediately clear which areas of the city the criminal network was based.
The revelation by the police is perhaps a one of the rarest cases to come to public limelight in Somalia.