ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Former Niger PM loses appeal in baby trafficking case

2018-04-12 15:32

Niger opposition leader and former premier Hama Amadou has lost an appeal against a one-year jail term for baby smuggling, legal sources say.

Spain arrests 155 over Chinese human trafficking ring

2018-03-13 17:39

Spanish police say they have arrested 155 mostly Chinese nationals after busting a gang that trafficked Chinese migrants into Britain and Ireland for about $25 000 per person.

Croatia, Slovenia police bust human trafficking operation

2018-01-20 22:45

Police in Croatia and Slovenia say they have busted a human trafficking operation and released dozens of mostly Chinese nationals.

State opposes bail for man charged with human trafficking

2018-01-15 19:49

A case involving a 39-year-old man charged with human trafficking, following a raid in Milnerton, has been postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

Human trafficking suspect nabbed in Cape Town, 2 women freed

2018-01-08 18:03

The case against a Milnerton man, who faces charges involving human trafficking, has been postponed in the Cape Town Magistrates Court.

30 women rescued from sex trafficking in Mexico

2017-11-26 11:46

Thirty women trafficked for sex - most from Colombia and Venezuela - have been rescued in two raids in Mexico, police have said.

Internet hindering fight against human trafficking - experts

2017-09-13 10:43

The anonymity afforded by the internet - especially in the dark web - is hindering efforts by organisations to fight human trafficking, especially the sexual exploitation of minors, experts say.

Nigerian televangelist faces new charge

2017-08-29 21:25

A Nigerian pastor charged with human trafficking, sexual assault and the rape of young girls is now facing an additional charge for being in South Africa illegally.

Social media used to lure SA trafficking victim - Mbalula

2017-07-30 19:42

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has warned young people not to trust the internet when would-be employers propose opportunities for them over social media.

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

2017-07-26 06:06

The gruesome discovery in San Antonio of a tractor-trailer crowded with dead and suffocating people reflects a durable business model for smugglers.

 

30 detained in Phoenix in suspected human smuggling raid

2018-03-29 06:37

Officials say 30 people have been detained as part of suspected human smuggling activity in a house in Phoenix.

No evidence that a child is kidnapped every 30 seconds in South Africa

2018-01-31 13:41

A viral Facebook post claims that every 30 seconds a child is stolen in South Africa. That is the equivalent of 2 880 children kidnapped a day. Africa Check investigates whether the claim is based on solid data.

Victims rescued from possible human trafficking ring, businessman appears in court

2018-01-17 16:11

A Welkom businessman, who handed himself over to police after 11 victims were rescued from his farm and lodge, is due to appear at the Welkom Magistrate's Court on charges of human trafficking.

6 arrested in Welkom for human trafficking, victims rescued

2018-01-12 14:37

Authorities have arrested six people they believe to be involved in a human trafficking ring in Welkom, the Hawks say.

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Landmark human trafficking, sexual slavery judgment upheld

2017-09-04 13:00

The landmark judgment that sent a wealthy Mpumalanga timber tycoon to prison for eight life terms for human trafficking and sexual slavery, has been upheld after his appeal was dismissed.

Four rescued from forced prostitution ring in Randburg

2017-08-05 09:31

Johannesburg metro police rescued four women aged between 20 and 30 from a suspected human trafficking den in Randburg.

South African woman rescued from sex-trafficking ring in Malaysia

2017-07-29 12:06

A 24-year-old Bloemfontein woman has been rescued from a suspected sex-trafficking enterprise in Malaysia, and is expected to return home to South Africa by Monday.

Suspect to be charged after heat deaths

2017-07-24 16:37

Federal prosecutors say a 60-year-old man will be charged after more than 100 people were packed inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas, and nine of them died.

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