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Bengaluru: 2 Immigration Bureau men accused in trafficking case

Two Karnataka Police constables, D H Lokesh and Vishwanath Math, earlier deputed to the immigration department, are also among 10 others accused in the racket. The immigration officials and the policemen arrested are currently out on bail.

After loss at sea, Venezuelan archbishop calls for trafficking probe

Archbishop Roberto Luckert in an open letter published on Facebook on Tuesday said the sinking of a boat carrying Venezuelan migrants to Trinidad and Tobago in April showed the dire consequences of trafficking.


Domestic hell

A 16-year-old hit with a weighing machine, another killed when she asked for money to return to Jharkhand — a spate of violence against domestic helps has thrown the spotlight on a sector that thrives under the radar. The Indian Express speaks to survivors and stakeholders to understand the scope of the problem.

Human trafficking cases double in 3 years, bulk of them in West Bengal

Year by year, the number of cases nationwide has increased successively from 3,940 in 2013 to 5,235, 7,143 and 8,132.

Indonesia finds 193 Bangladeshis locked up in shop house

The men entered Indonesia as tourists via Bali and the city of Yogyakarta with the intention of going to Malaysia for work, North Sumatra's immigration chief said.

Hope Rajya Sabha will pass anti-trafficking bill: Maneka Gandhi

"We are waiting for the anti-trafficking bill to come. The Lok Sabha has already passed the bill, and I am hoping that the Rajya Sabha will pass it," Maneka Gandhi told reporters when asked about her ministry's bills coming in the Winter Session.


Kolkata: 12 labourers ‘confined’ by employer in Iran, kin seek govt intervention

The families alleged that the labourers were forced to survive in a single room with little food and water ever since their passports and visas were seized allegedly by their employer.

Woman held for trafficking minor girls from Jharkhand to work as helps

According to the Jharkhand police, the accused is alleged to be high up in the human trafficking ring operating in eastern India’s Chota Nagpur belt and had recently extended operations to Santal Pargana — the tribal belt region.

Punjab boys trafficked to France: 8 months after arresting 3 agents, CBI yet to file chargesheet

CBI had arrested three agents, one from Faridabad and two from Delhi, Lalit David, Sanjiv Raj and Varun Chaudhary, who had returned to India after dropping off the boys in France.

Thane: Three sentenced to ten year jail for running brothel, human trafficking

The five women were rescued from Upvan Hotel, in Thane, on August 23, 2012. All of them were brought from Bangladesh with promise of work and forced into prostitution in a brothel run by the family.

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Inside pictures of human trafficking camp in Malaysia

Authorities say there are 139 suspected graves in the mountainous jungle where northern Malaysia meets southern Thailand, a remote area that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point to hold migrants and refugees. Most were believed to be members of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and impoverished migrants from Bangladesh.