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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 - 3 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

Asian crime groups smuggle people into Mexico border towns

Tijuana - Organized crime groups from China, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand are quietly moving drugs, exotic animals and other contraband across the U.S. Mexico border. But their main products are human beings forced into prostitution.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Twin babies sold by Chinese traffickers reunited with parents

A maternity doctor stole twin newborn girls in a baby trafficking scandal in northwest China. After several months police were finally able to return the twins to their parents this weekend.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam

Fresno pimp out of control in court before guilty verdict

Fresno - A California pimp who showed up in court dressed only in his underwear erupted in a wild outburst on Friday before a jury found him guilty of child sex trafficking.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

France, Spain bust alleged human trafficking ring; 75 arrested

French and Spanish authorities busted an alleged human trafficking ring, arresting 75 people in connection with the smuggling of migrants from China into Europe and the United States.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Tourists fuel surge in Goa sex trafficking

Vasco Da Gama - A recently-released United Nations report blames increased tourism for a surge in sex trafficking in the Indian state of Goa.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

FBI: 150 arrests, 105 children saved in child prostitution sweep

Updated: The FBI announced 150 arrests and 105 children rescued as part of a three day sweep of child prostitution and other human trafficking rings in 76 cities nationwide.
In the Media by Jessica Zuzierla - 1 comment

Around 34 people are 'executed' daily in Mexico

On average, 34 people die every day in Mexico, in crimes related to drug trafficking and the war on drugs. In the latest numbers released by Mexico’s government, 4,451 people had been murdered in the period between January and April 2013.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Environmental degradation and modern slavery

Human trafficking and the spread of human slavery in todays world, can often be linked to environmental degradation and global warming. As the environment becomes more polluted, dry, and deforested, people become unable to look after their basic needs.
In the Media by Kyle Ashmead - 7 comments

Human trafficking in suburbia? Hubby caught, wife still at large Special

South San Francisco - "Little boxes, Little boxes," as the 1962 song goes written by Malvina Reynolds, describes a life that day to day can be much the same for a suburb on the outskirts of any city.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 2 comments

Three men charged in Calgary human trafficking investigation

Calgary - Three Montreal men face numerous charges after a sting operation uncovered allegations of a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman selling sex through online ads.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb
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