The UN Security Council sanctioned six people on Thursday for involvement in human trafficking, a year after CNN footage showing smugglers in Libya auctioning migrants off as slaves sparked worldwide outrage.
The United Nations’ aviation agency said airlines should make it mandatory for their cabin crew to learn how to identify and respond to human trafficking, according to training guidelines released on Monday.
German authorities raided more than 60 brothels and apartments and detained several suspects during Wednesday’s nationwide crackdown on forced prostitution and organized crime.
Authorities in five African countries have rescued 500 victims of human trafficking, including 236 children, in a series of raids that have led to the arrest of 40 people, INTERPOL said on Thursday.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Tuesday a resolution calling for a stronger crack down on human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide.
In an international effort, authorities in three European countries arrested on Thursday 26 people suspected of facilitating illegal immigration.
Britain’s anti-slavery commissioner called on Monday for stronger measures in combating modern slavery of Vietnamese migrants who are increasingly exploited in nail bars, cannabis farms or as sexual workers.
A Cambodian woman was arrested for allegedly trafficking more than 20 victims to work illegally as domestic servants in Malaysia, the Phnom Penh Post reported Monday.
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.
A Bangkok court convicted 62 people Wednesday of offenses including organized transnational crime and forcible detention leading to death in Thailand’s largest human trafficking trial to date.
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.
Violent Albanian crime groups are exerting "considerable control" over the drug market in the UK, while gangs from Serbia and Turkey dominate maritime cocaine trafficking routes, according to a report by the National Crime Agency (NCA) releasedWednesday.
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.
Romanian authorities said Tuesday they detained six people suspected of belonging to an organized criminal group that trafficked children to Paris and forced them to steal and beg on the streets.
Hungary indicted on Thursday 11 suspected people-smugglers for the death of 71 refugees whose bodies were found two years ago in a truck in Austria during the peak of Europe’s migration crisis.
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.
Transnational organized crime groups rake in up to US$ 2.2 trillion per year according to a new study released Monday by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington DC-based research and advisory group.
The Spanish Civil Guard said Tuesday it dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to human and drug trafficking and freed two women — one of them 14-years-old — that were forced into prostitution by the gang.
A U.S. court on Friday sentenced a pimp to more than 15 years in prison after one of his victims told judges he forced her to have sex with 60 men a day.
Indian authorities arrested two orphanage officials for allegedly selling over two dozen babies and children to different parts of India, the United States and France on the pretext of adoption, local media reported.
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