A United States judge ordered a convicted sex trafficker to pay his teenage victim nearly half a million dollars—the largest sum ever decreed under the district’s trafficking restitution statute.
The Council of Europe (CoE) has urged Ukraine on Thursday to step up its efforts to stop human trafficking even while some progress has been made. The country needs to pay more attention to the trafficking of children and refugees, it said.
Thousands of minors have been exploited throughout the European Union and busting criminal networks trafficking children is one of the block’s top priorities, Europol said in a report released on Thursday, the EU Anti-Trafficking Day.
Josephine Iyamu, a nurse from London, was convicted on Thursday of organizing a sex trafficking network that performed voodoo rituals on Nigerian women before bringing them to Europe and forcing them into sex work, National Crime Agency announced.
Researchers from several American universities are developing a software that would identify links between online sex trafficking ads and the digital currency bitcoin, the website Bitcoin.com reported on Sunday.
The financial sector has "underutilised tools" at its disposal to prevent and disrupt human trafficking and modern slavery, according to a new report by a UN think tank published Tuesday.
Italian police say the Sicilian Mafia Cosa Nostra is allegedly collaborating with a Nigerian organized criminal group called the Vikings, which is now controlling drug and prostitution rings in Palermo, media reported Wednesday.
A U.S. company contracted to secure an air base in Iraq not only ignored reports about the involvement of its staff in human trafficking and alcohol smuggling but fired those who uncovered the wrongdoing, according to an Associated Press investigation published Thursday.
Ukranian authorities arrested two female ringleaders of a sex trafficking network that was sending young women to Turkey.
Spanish police have dismantled two Nigerian sex trafficking rings that exploited more than an estimated 50 women and girls, a Tuesday police statement said.
A Slovakian gang with a United Kingdom (UK) base in Gravesend has been convicted of trafficking women from Slovakia to Great Britain for profit, the Slovak Spectator has reported.
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