The role of police in combating the crime of trafficking cannot be undermined. Through UNODC support the Andhra Pradesh Police Department has established Anti Human Trafficking Unit comprising of specially trained police officers and civil society partners to conduct rescue of victims of sex trafficking. Prajwala as the nodal agency in the AHTU collaborates with the state police on all aspects of rescue and post rescue operations.
Over 371 victims have been rescued in a span of three months of establishment of the AHTU’s. These rescues are done both within and outside the state.