Three Indian girls along with seven Nepalese girls who were a victim of human trafficking have been rescued from Kenya, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.

The 10 girls were rescued from the clutches of a crime syndicate in Mombasa which was involved in trafficking of girls.

“We have rescued three Indian girls from Kenya. The girls were victims of an organised crime syndicate that indulged in trafficking of girls. Seven Nepalese girls were also rescued. Their Passports and phones were taken and they were held captive in Mombasa,” Swaraj tweeted.

“We have flown our girls back to India,” she added.

The minister further said that the Punjab government has been informed so that a case is registered against the agents and the people involved.

She also appreciated the efforts of the Indian High Commissioner in Kenya, Suchitra Dura and thanked the local police for their help.

“I appreciate the efforts of Ms.Suchitra Durai, Indian High Commissioner in Kenya. Our First Secretary Karan Yadav deserves a special mention. We thank the Kenyan Police for their help,” she added.