Human Trafficking Is The Third Largest International Crime Industry

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According to “11 Facts About Human Trafficking,” “between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States each year. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking). It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Human trafficking victims can easily get STD’s, HIV/AIDS, untreatable diseases, cultural shock, and many more severe health problems.” Slavery also has dealt with these similar statistics and health problems. Many slaves developed dysentery, dropsy, fevers, and digestive and nervous diseases. “Slavery in the Fields” article uses similar stories and stats that Noy Thrupkaew uses as well in her video, Human Trafficking is all Around You. This …show more content…

The leading purpose for this was to help ensure compensation of the victims. The History of Human Trafficking article states, “However, the history of human trafficking shows how long it took for its various forms to be recognized. At the moment, there are at the very least 510 known trafficking flows all over the world.” Human trafficking is known for all over the world but most people never know or see it happening.
In the article “Slavery in the Fields”, it is explained that Antonia Martinez, a man from Hidalgo, Mexico, was told lies that then got himself working on a tomato farm in Florida. Antonia was told by a contractor (coyote) that he could get smuggled into the United States to find construction work. Not many people realize who is lying and who is being honest. At the time, Antonia thought he could trust this man, but he then realized he was on a bus with other Mexican men. They were taken to a house where if they could not accord people with money then there were violent threats. Antonia then realized he was trapped. He was told he would pay them by working in a tomato farm instead of working construction. Antonia’s life was strictly controlled by Abel Cuello, a labor contractor. Antonia and other slaves got the chance to get food and toiletries when Abel took them on trips to a local grocery store. After four months of labor, Antonia and other men saw their chance to escape. Abel was on guard outside the grocery store and dozed off,

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