Thursday, February 27, 2014

Human Trafficking Outpaces Drugs, Guns As World's Fastest Growing Criminal Industry | WGBH News

Source: WGBH News

"The smuggling of human beings for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation outranks drug smuggling, and is tied with illegal arms sales, according to a United Nations study. Task forces consisting of federal immigration officials, prosecutors, local police, the FBI and non-governmental organizations are pooling resources, knowledge and experience to deal with trafficking in southern New England. They are looking both worldwide and close to home for lessons that might help in better understanding the dimensions of the problem."

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