Manouba: municipal councillor placed in custody over involvement in human trafficking.

(TAP) – The investigating judge at the Manouba court of first instance issued a committal order against a municipal councillor in El Battan over involvement in human trafficking.


The official was arrested Wednesday by judicial police in Tebourba following a complaint lodged against him by a young local man. The latter reclaimed a sum of money given to the accused in return for organising an illegal crossing through Serbia. The attempt was foiled.


The accused was caught red-handed receiving money for smuggling migrants in an ambush.


The investigating judge ordered the accused to be placed in police custody pending the completion of the investigation to identify other members of a human trafficking network operating in Tunisia and abroad.


Source: TAP News Agency