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Costa Rica trial starts in organ trafficking case

San Jos - A trial of four doctors and a Greek pizzeria owner accused of running an illegal organ trafficking ring in Costa Rica for wealthy foreigners began on Monday in the capital San Jose.

German court jails three Syrians over deadly migrant trip

Berlin - A German court on Friday convicted three Syrians of human trafficking after a boat they used to smuggle people to Europe capsized in 2015, killing 13.

Nepal immigration officials trafficking women: report

Kathmandu - Immigration officials at Nepal's international airport are colluding with traffickers to illegally send Nepali women to the Gulf where they are often exploited and abused, said a parliamentary report released Tuesday.

Libya unity govt denies accord for Italy ships to deploy

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government chief has denied that an agreement has been struck with Rome to deploy Italian vessels in Libyan waters to combat human trafficking.

13 found dead in Med dinghy as EU extends rescue scheme

Rome - Rescuers aiding a dinghy packed with migrants off the coast of Libya said Tuesday they had discovered 13 bodies, including pregnant women, as EU member states extended an anti-human trafficking scheme in the Mediterranean."Thirteen corpses in total.

Nine suspected migrants found dead in overheated Texas truck

San Antonio - Nine suspected migrants were found dead Sunday after being packed inside an overheated truck discovered in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and 30 others were hospitalized in what police said appeared to be a "horrific" human trafficking crime.

Eight bodies found in truck in Texas parking lot

Washington - Eight people were found dead Sunday inside a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas in what police said appeared to be "human trafficking crime.

Convictions in major Thai human trafficking trial

Bangkok - A Thai court found dozens of people guilty of human trafficking offences on Wednesday in a mass trial exploring links between corrupt officials, including a senior army general, and the grim but lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants.

Verdict due in major Thai human trafficking trial

Bangkok - A Thai general is among more than 100 defendants facing a verdict Wednesday in a sprawling 2015 human trafficking case which saw thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants abandoned at sea and in jungle death camps.

Tusk calls on G20 leaders to be 'less cynical' in migrant smuggling fight

Hamburg - EU President Donald Tusk on Friday called on G20 leaders to be "less cynical" in the fight against human trafficking, urging countries to back a proposal that would levy UN sanctions against migrant smugglers.

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, placing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders.

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, listing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders.

Migrant death truck 'mastermind' tight-lipped at trial

Taf - The alleged kingpin of a human trafficking gang accused of killing 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria refused to testify on the second day of his trial on Thursday.

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Dhaka - In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life abroad -- and rely on increasingly high-tech trafficking networks to get them there.

African states band together to defeat crime on high seas

Yaound - A total of 19 African countries on Thursday launched an EU-funded network to tackle piracy, high seas robbery, kidnappings and human trafficking in the strategically important Gulf of Guinea.

Uganda probes Chinese diplomats over ivory trafficking

Kanpala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into possible collusion between the country's wildlife agency and two Chinese diplomats in the trafficking of ivory.

Spanish police smash ring that exploited Nicaragua boxers

Barcelona - Spanish police said Wednesday they had busted a ring that allegedly exploited boxers they brought to Spain from Nicaragua and forced to take part in competitions across Europe.

ICC wants to investigate human trafficking in Libya

New York - The International Criminal Court is considering whether to investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, which has become a "marketplace" for human trafficking, the chief prosecutor said Monday.

EU urges China to curb dinghy sales in migrant trafficking fight

Bejing - A senior EU envoy on Thursday urged Beijing to restrict the sale of inflatable dinghies that he said are used by trafficking gangs to carry migrants on treacherous sea journeys to Europe.About 1.

Bulgarians jailed for baby sale in Greece

Sofia - Two Bulgarian men were jailed on Friday for 10 years and a woman for six years for trafficking two pregnant women to sell their babies in neighbouring Greece.
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