Did You Know Human Trafficking Could Be Happening Right In Front Of You?
Human Trafficking also known as “modern day slavery” exists in Orlando and is very prominent in the Tampa, Florida area as well.
Did you know that airports are widely used by human traffickers?
49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that air travel is one of the most used ways that human traffickers move people. Human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power of a position of vulnerability for the purpose of exploitation.” Human trafficking victims are usually exploited for sex or labor.
The victims are moved in order to keep them disoriented, under control, isolated, and away from law enforcement. Airports have been stepping up to the plate and offering more training for airport personnel so they can better recognize the signs of human trafficking. The airports have also been posting signs in bathroom stalls, at baggage claim, and even on the planes in hopes to educate travelers about this atrocity.
A few potential signs of human trafficking can include:
•A traveler who is not in possession of their travel documents or identification. Another person is controlling these items usually along with controlling access to money.
•A traveler who doesn’t know details about their travel such as where they are going or their flight information
•A traveler isn’t dressed appropriately. They might have on clothing the wrong size, be dressed scantily, or not dressed appropriately for the weather.
•The traveler might be unkempt, malnourished, bruised, or appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
•Children might avoid eye contact and have huge appetites (due to the limited access to food).
•The traveler is highly monitored.
These signs may indicate a human trafficking situation. If you suspect human trafficking in an airport, do not intervene as you may scare them off. Instead, contact airline personnel or emergency services.
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