Central government has the resources and experience to bring home those held captive in Myanmar and Cambodia after being lured by fraudulent offers.
Claims of helper sexually abused by employer stress the need to better protect victims and ensure they receive justice.
On International Women’s Day, two shocking cases of abuse have created political fallout in China.
The DNA-match reunion of parents with their son in China, who was abducted as a child 33 years ago and is now in jail for petty crime, has triggered online condemnation of the toll human trafficking takes on people’s lives.
Force deploys patrol boat to rescue three of them from Peaked Hill, southwest of Lantau, while fourth, who was reportedly injured, airlifted off island.
Amid concerns about trafficking and a lack of resources to help the persecuted minority who have been fleeing Myanmar, Aceh villagers gave out supplies and repaired the group’s boat after desperate passengers tried to sink it.
Secretary for Security Chris Tang says increased number of flights from Pakistan and Bangladesh to China has triggered influx of illegal arrivals into city.
Wealthy clients paid up to US$600 an hour for sexual encounters with predominantly Asian women being exploited through sex trafficking.
City police say land and sea patrols stepped up, extra road checkpoints mounted and known ‘black spots’ for people smuggling targeted.
Pakistani community leader says South Asia to Hong Kong via mainland China popular with undocumented migrants.
The British government took away Shamima Begum’s citizenship on national security grounds in 2019, shortly after she was found in a detention camp in Syria.
Police investigate possible links between two separate cases involving 19 Pakistani men, and one from mainland China, allegedly arriving illegally on boats from Shenzhen.
Readers discuss criminal groups’ use of social media to gain additional revenue, the need to hold online influencers responsible for their endorsements, and an inspirational pastry chef.
Chinese nationals, some known fugitives, dominate the gangs that use online gambling, romance, cryptocurrency and foreign-exchange scams to target their victims, many of whom are in China or are part of the diaspora.
Although not counted among her trafficking crimes, Yu Huaying sold her own son born from an extramarital affair in 1992, according to a Beijing media outlet.
More than 170,000 South Korean children were adopted by Western families in the turbulent post-war period. Many were labelled ‘orphans’, only to discover their birth parents still very much alive decades later.
Lured by Pyongyang’s propaganda, nearly 100,000 mostly ethnic Koreans left Japan for North Korea in the mid-twentieth century. But instead of a better life, all that awaited them was poverty, starvation, death and despair.
French State Secretary for the Sea Herve Berville denounced ‘criminal traffickers’ who send migrants ‘to their death’ and pledged to fight their smuggling networks. The six fatalities were Afghan men believed to be in their 30s.
The number of people living in modern slavery in Australia has more than doubled in the past four years amid a rise in migrant workers.
Their metal boat overturned in bad weather during the night of Thursday to Friday after setting off from Tunisia, said a joint statement from the UN agencies for refugees, children and migration.
At least 30 migrants are missing following two shipwrecks off the Italian island of Lampedusa, as rescuers winched to safety 34 others stranded on the rocks by rough seas.
The decision at the Bucharest Court of Appeal comes after Tate and his brother appealed against house arrest as the criminal case against them continues.
The move comes after Indonesia police smashed a human trafficking ring involving law enforcement officials who sent people to Cambodia to sell their kidneys.
From Shwe Kokko to KK Park, a slew of brutal criminal enterprises now dot the Moei River at the Thai border, where unsuspecting victims from around the globe are trafficked, tortured and forced to defraud strangers online.
. The deal follows weeks of talks and Europe’s pledge of aid to Tunisia amounting to US$1.12 billion to help its economy, state finances and migration crisis.
Marius Mihai Draghici was jailed for 12 years and 7 months over the deaths of 39 migrants who suffocated in a lorry brought to the UK from Belgium in 2019.
Those rescued from a compound in Las Pinas city, in Metro Manila, included 604 Chinese, 183 Vietnamese, 137 Indonesians, 134 Malaysians, 81 Thais – and 1,534 Filipinos, police said.
The graves, believed to be of Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis, shocked the nation when they were discovered at Wang Kelian on the border.
The former kickboxer, his brother and two Romanian women were also accused of setting up an organised criminal group in the country.
Pakistan’s government has ordered a high-level inquiry to investigate a human trafficking network after a vessel carrying hundreds of migrants, including from Pakistan, capsized and sank in the sea off Greece last week.