Police officers from all over the country have been participating in human trafficking training for the past 2 weeks now. They've been attending sessions with the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Council to identify and address instances of human trafficking.
The hope is that these trained officers will be able to conduct victim identification and referrals.
So far, 64 officers have been trained in one-day workshops in the north, the east and the western parts of the country.
The next session continues in the south in 3 weeks time. The series of countrywide workshops form part of the plan of action to scale up the country's national response to human trafficking and get Belize off the Tier 3 ranking.