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Parents sell children to fund video-gaming habit

A couple in China allegedly sell their two young sons into human trafficking and use the money to purchase in-game virtual items for online gaming services.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Traffickers left migrants to die 'like beasts': Survivors

Rome - Horrific accounts emerged Tuesday of how 30 migrants were left to die, bolted by traffickers into the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat, as their bodies were brought to Sicily for burial."There were too many of us.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI

Washington - Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

U.S. shames Malaysia, Thailand for human trafficking

Washington - After years of warnings, the United States on Friday named and shamed Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela dumping them at the bottom of a list of countries accused of failing to tackle modern-day slavery.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP) - 1 comment

Low US, UK and EU seafood prices linked to Asian slave labor

The extremely low seafood prices that many of us pay are due to human trafficking and brutal forced labor. The multibillion-dollar prawn industry in Thailand deals in human lives almost as much as it deals in seafood.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

NC man charged with human trafficking, holding woman captive

Zebulon - A North Carolina man has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly holding a German woman against her will in a secret room located in a warehouse in Zebulon, North Carolina.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Op-Ed: On Sr. Rosemary's request to the media to not sugar-coat evil Special

South San Francisco - While watching Charlie Rose on PBS earlier this month, this reporter was moved by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe of Uganda asking the media to not let the subject of human trafficking become "old news" something to be forgotten.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 1 comment

U.S. urban areas see rise in sex trafficking of children

Washington - Sex trafficking of children is growing in many urban areas of the United States, according to a survey that underscored calls for more robust action.
In the Media by AFP

Mexican mayor arrested in key drug trafficking port

Morelia - The mayor of a town that serves as one of Mexico's key drug trafficking ports was detained Monday for alleged ties to the Knights Templar drug cartel.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Rica police dismantle Nicaragua trafficking ring

San Jos - Costa Rican authorities arrested 14 people, including five police officers, accused of creating a network trafficking Nicaraguan migrants, authorities said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Italian diplomat accused of child sex trafficking in Philippines

Laguna - Police in the Philippines have arrested an Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found with three young boys at a resort.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Marijuana-laced candy is new trafficking trend in Alberta

That candy your kids are munching on may contain more than sugars and artificial flavoring. Drug traffickers discovered a new way to spread their products. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC oil, is easy to mix into candy, and no one is the wiser.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Brazil doctors convicted in organ trafficking scheme

Rio De Janeiro - Two doctors have been sent to prison in Brazil for selling contraband organs to the United States as part of a suspected trafficking scheme, law enforcement officials said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Women and Children Under Siege

The women and children of America are under siege. Domestic violence, sexual assault, child trafficking and pornography are virulent epidemics. This is not a position piece on Roe v. Wade - it is a call to action against this war on our women and children
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 2 comments

Seven arrests in Greece over baby trafficking

Athens - Police in central Greece on Saturday said they had arrested seven people including five Bulgarians for attempted baby trafficking.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese doctor admits to trafficking in newborns

China has recently relaxed its one-child per family rule in an effort to cut down on the number of children being trafficked illegally. The one-child rule and the favoring of male infants has led to an increase in the selling of baby girls and women.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 10 comments

A child trafficking network in Guinea-Bissau dismantled

On Friday, November 15, a caravan of child traffickers en route to Gambia was intercepted by police in the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Review: ‘The Counselor’ doesn’t miss a beat Special

In ‘The Counselor’, a lawyer finds himself running for his life after he overcomes years of resistance and becomes involved in drug trafficking.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

B.C. man sentenced to 18 months for human trafficking of nanny

Vancouver - Franco Orr became the first person in Canada to be sentenced for human trafficking under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act rather than the Criminal Code.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

With U.S. aid, Honduras building navy bases to fight smuggling

With money from the United States, the Honduran military has built one navy base and plans to build two more in an effort to curb drug trafficking.
In the Media by John Sevigny
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