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Maja Hasic of Tapestri Inc. Trafficking: A Contemporary Manifestation of Slavery-Human trafficking is a global phenomenon, happening everywhere around the world including in our own communities. Worldwide, an estimated 1 to 2 million people are trafficked every year. What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking includes all acts involved in the recruitment, abduction, transport, harboring, transfer, sale or receipt of persons. This is a multi-billion dollar industry often operated by highly organized criminal groups. In addition to organized crime rings, the traffickers may also be loose organizations, families or individuals. After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with arms dealing as the second largest criminal industry in the world. Human trafficking is a crime punishable under the U.S. federal law. (Information from www.tapestri.org) Also assisting me today is our Expert panlist, Laura Pagano.
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