Human trafficking a $7bn business

by News24
October 6, 2014

Vienna - Smugglers rake in €5.6bn every year from human trafficking between Africa and Europe and between Latin and North America, even as thousands continue to die in search of a better life, a new UN estimate showed on Monday.

But global revenues were probably "significantly higher," Yury Fedotov, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime told journalists, calling for closer international co-operation to help quash smuggling networks.

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