Florida: Bonita Spring prostitution sting makes two arrests on human trafficking charges. A 31 years old woman, during the raids, was charged with forced labor and services by human trafficking and financially benefiting from such illicit activities. Also, 33 years old man was arrested on the same charges as the woman along with additional charges of driving without a license, eluding a police officer.
Texas: A woman and a man were arrested on a charges of trafficking two migrant women form Mexico. The arrest was made while attempting to bypass the U.S. and Mexican border and having two women under the blanket in the backseat of the vehicle. The women told the authority that they swam across the river and transported to the safe house. They also paid 4000 dollars for transporting them into the U.S.
Illinois: A human rights watch representative exposes forced labor and sexual exploitation of women and children in Diamond mines Zimbabwe. The soldiers force them into the bus and traffick them to the diamond mines for forced labor. The workers are not only forced to work but also subject to rape and physical abuse by the soldiers.
Canada: Vancouver crime rate in 2009 dropped but sexual violence shows otherwise. The police announced yesterday that the sexual offense has increased almost by 20% in 2009. However, the police announced that incidents involving prostitution offense decreased by 30% as the police focus on cracking down child sex trade increased.
Georgia: The state senator proposes a bill to protect the rights of the child prostitution victims. The bill, if implemented, will place child prostitution victims who are under the age of 16 years old under the rehabilitation program which will take them off from the street.
UK: The police discovered that a teenage farmer was a victim of human trafficking during the house raid. He has been locked up by the two Vietnamese men. He has been cultivating Cannabis without knowing that it is illegal. However, he was sentenced 20 months in juvenile facility for growing B class drug.
Romania: Romanian police rescued 640 victims of human trafficking in 2009. However, the real number of victims is estimated to be higher according to a news media.
Myanmar: The anti-human trafficking effort is strengthened in Meckong region, according to the Myanmar authorities. However, UN officials warned that Burmese are still trafficked for forced labor or sexual exploitation.
Thailand: A trial of a human trafficking case is placed in jeopardy due to the death of the defense attorney. According to the report, the suspect is a part of the human trafficking ring, which lures Thai girls into prostitution in Bahrain. The arrested man reportedly should have received BD7000 ($18,565 U.S. dollars) from each victim, but he later negotiated with the victims to receive 1166($3092 U.S. dollars). The lawyer who was murdered by the suspect was assisting the arrested man with negotiating the amount of money to be received from the victims.
Ghana: Child advocate nonprofit advocates are receiving death threat calls from some people for working on child trafficking cases.