London, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) British and Irish authorities began on Wednesday an operation against prostitution and people smuggling with that objective, police sources said.
Over 50 agents and experts of the Sheffield center against People Smuggling, in England, are participating in the operation, which intends to stop that degrading activity.
Buying and selling human beings, mostly women and children, is a problem that should be solved, Gloucestershire county Police Captain Tim Brain said.
Those practices have reached alarming dimensions in the last five years, stated the group ECPAT, End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and The Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes.
British police forces released 84 women and adolescents from brothels, and arrested more than 200 people traffickers, during previous operations.