About 50 Cases of Trafficked People Per Year are Registered in Burgas, Bulgaria

About 50 are the officially registered cases of people who were trafficked every year in the Burgas region. This is what Rositsa Yaneva, secretary of the Local Commission for Combating Human Trafficking in Burgas, told Radio Focus. According to her, the number of cases has not decreased in recent years.

She commented that this figure does not correspond to the actual number of victims, as this crime is very difficult to prove, and victims usually do not want to testify. She added that there are two main forms of trafficking in the region of Burgas - trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and trafficking of pregnant women for the sale of infants in Greece. “Very often the victims are smart and educated girls of Bulgarian origin, who have come somewhere because of someone they love and trust”, said Yaneva, saying that this method of involvement is called "lover boy" and uses the need for girls to feel meaningful and desirable, by which they become emotionally dependent and easily manipulated.

In 2016, 31 people were seized in Bulgaria for human trafficking.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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