Mozambican authorities have discovered the bodies of 64 migrants who died in a sealed shipping container, with fourteen ‘deeply traumatised’ survivors being treated for severe dehydration and exhaustion.
Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer, closed its borders on Monday to stop an outbreak of the coronavirus but experts told OCCRP that this may fuel organised crime.
A group that rescues women and girls trafficked from Vietnam to China says the closure of the border due to COVID-19 has hindered efforts to help victims escape slavery and sexual exploitation.
Niger’s police have arrested 18 suspects of human trafficking and crimes against children and have rescued 232 of their victims,INTERPOL said in a statement on Wednesday.
Montenegrin police say they found during a raid on Thursday nearly 100 people from Taiwan confined in three villas, where they were forced to commit unspecified cyber fraud that was targeting China and Taiwan.
Italian and French police have broken up a gang responsible for smuggling more than 1,000 illegal migrants into Europe over the past year.
A dozen of hotel chains across the US have been accused by victims of profiting from sex trafficking by ignoring obvious signs of exploatation in their rooms,CNN reported on Wednesday.
As many as 629 women and girls from Pakistan were sold as brides and taken to China, according to a list obtained by The Associated Press.
Polish police have dismantled an organized crime group that helped smuggle more than 13,000 migrants into Poland en route to Western Europe over the past seven years, earning millions in the process.
Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling more than £15.5 million (US$20 million) out of the United Kingdom into Dubai, hidden in suitcases over the past three years, British authorities say.
Croatian police rescued nine illegal migrants from a screwed-down wooden crate Tuesday after stopping a van with Polish license plates near the country’s eastern borders with Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, police said in astatement.
Swedish police said that a violent Nigerian sex and drug trafficking gang, which allegedly often uses black magic - voodoo - to coerce people into crime, has started spreading throughout the country, theSVT Nyheter reported last week.
German police arrested two alleged members of an organized crime group suspected of trafficking Syrians and is looking for six other suspects, four of which are members of a Lebanese family, according to a release from the prosecutor’s office in Trier.
Police arrested 162 suspects of document fraud, human trafficking and smuggling, and identified 476 victims of sexual exploitation and forced begging during a nine-day-long operation throughout Europe, Europol announced Friday.
Police in Canada’s York region announced on Wednesday that they have arrested 31 and raised 300 charges against suspected members of a human trafficking and organized crime ring that operated throughout the country.
For 50p (0.62 cents) an hour, Polish nationals were forced to work on farms, recycling centers and turkey factories in what British authorities are calling the country’s largest modern-day slavery enterprise.
Men in China and Pakistan are trafficking women intended to become brides in a vicious circle of exploitation, a report from the European Foundation for South Asain Studies published on Friday explained.
Many Venezuelan fleeing their troubled country fall prey to human traffickers as they search for a better life, Transparency International warned in a press release on Monday.
Over 200 victims of human trafficking, 157 of them children, were rescued by police in Benin and Nigeria in an operation led by Interpol.
The US Congress approved on Tuesday an anti-human trafficking legislation which authorizes US$430 million to be spent over four years towards efforts to fight sex and labor trafficking both in the US and abroad.
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