ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAFFICKING

Jerusalem rabbi arrested for slavery after women found

2020-01-14 06:09

A rabbi has been arrested in Jerusalem on suspicion of holding dozens of women and children in conditions of slavery, Israeli police say.

Pangolins threatened by criminal networks in southern Africa

2019-11-08 12:25

Pangolins are under threat from illegal trafficking networks, conservationists said Wednesday, as they urged southern African countries to step up protection of one of the world's most smuggled mammals.

Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case

2019-07-14 07:00

An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Peru police bust alleged baby trafficking gang

2018-11-10 07:18

Authorities in Peru said they had busted an alleged baby trafficking ring that included the country's former police chief.

Interpol: 40 human traffickers arrested, 236 children saved

2017-11-24 20:50

International police agency Interpol says 40 suspected human traffickers have been arrested and nearly 500 of their victims freed.

21 indicted in Thailand-to-US sex trafficking ring

2017-05-26 06:06

Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to the US.

Zim govt brings back 15 women trafficked to Kuwait - ministry

2016-03-27 17:47

President Robert Mugabe's government has warned Zimbabweans to be "extremely circumspect" before accepting job offers abroad after reports that up to 200 women have been trafficked to Kuwait and forced into domestic slavery.

UN adopts resolution to fight wildlife trafficking

2015-07-30 22:30

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to tackle illegal smuggling of endangered wildlife like elephants and rhinoceros.

Human trafficking a $7bn business

2014-10-06 21:22

Smugglers rake in €5.6bn every year from human trafficking between Africa and Europe and between Latin and North America, even as thousands continue to die.

UN declares war on ivory poachers, traffickers

2014-02-03 09:10

The UN Security Council is cracking down on ivory hunters and traffickers who finance armed groups in Africa in a new initiative which has been welcomed by conservationists.

 

Hefty sentences for 5 found guilty of human trafficking, sexual exploitation in Eastern Cape

2019-12-13 17:34

The Queenstown Regional Court in the Eastern Cape has handed down hefty sentences to five people for human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

WATCH | Ambulances moving 39 bodies believed to be Chinese found in truck

2019-10-25 11:03

British police have said that 39 people found dead in a truck near London are believed to be Chinese nationals, in a case that has triggered national outrage over the people trafficking business.

Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

2018-12-07 06:52

Malaysia torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9m in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa.

Table View brothel suspects back in the dock

2018-09-07 17:05

Ten people accused of running a brothel in Cape Town have made a brief appearance in the Western Cape High Court.

Thai court issuing rulings in major human trafficking case

2017-07-20 07:11

A Thai court is issuing rulings in a major human trafficking trial with more than 103 defendants, including a senior army officer, accused in a modern-day slavery trade.

PICS: Women, teens rescued from Klerksdorp brothel

2016-12-16 11:00

The Hawks have rescued 26 women from a brothel in Klerksdorp.

Wildlife trafficking worth $19bn per year - Iata

2015-12-11 16:22

The illegal trade in wildlife is the fourth-largest transnational illegal trade globally and is believed to be worth up to $19bn per year, says airlines body Iata..

Spain nabs 19 sex traffickers

2014-11-01 16:37

Spanish police have arrested 19 suspected of trafficking Russian and Ukrainian women for prostitution.

Niger chief, facing baby-trafficking probe, 'in Belgium'

2014-08-31 09:00

Niger's head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has turned up in Belgium, an opposition official says.

Women involved in child smuggling

2010-06-21 10:31

More women are being suspected of assisting syndicates in child trafficking along the South African border.

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