Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Canadian Speech from the Throne Promises to Address Trafficking

"What makes our communities work is our deep commitment to human rights and mutual respect. The Government is committed to these values . . . it will table legislation to protect against trafficking in persons and to crack down on child pornography."

Source: excerpt from Speech from the Throne, October 5, 2004 to open the First Session of the 38th Parliament of Canada.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Sex trafficking arrests

London (U.K.): A couple have been arrested in London (U.K). as part of a major investigation into international sex worker trafficking. The man and woman from Streatham were arrested on Wednesday night by officers from the National Crime Squad on suspicion of conspiracy to supply forged passports.

It is suspected the couple are responsible for providing documentation and booking flights for Moldavian and Russian women to be trafficked to the UK via Europe where they are put to work in the sex trade in Mayfair, central London.

Detectives also searched an office in central London where they discovered a passport forgery factory. At least 50 fake passports in various stages of production were recovered.

Source: South London Press.