French lawmakers debate punishing prostitutes or clients

 French senators will on Monday debate whether the law should punish prostitutes or their clients, as France resumes a divisive discussion on how to crack down on the world`s oldest profession.

Preventive Detention Act invoked against criminal in Hyderabad

Cyberabad Police on Saturday invoked provisions under stringent Preventive Detention (PD) Act against a criminal for allegedly organising rave parties and indulging in trafficking, saying his actions are creating a "public disorder".

China police bust baby trafficking rings: Report

The Chinese police have busted several trafficking rings for selling newborn babies and children, some of them kept in squalid conditions in a disused mortuary, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

Italy ghost ship migrants paid up to $8000 each to traffickers
Italy ghost ship migrants paid up to $8000 each to traffickers

Italian authorities disembarked 360 cold and hungry migrants from a ship left adrift by its crew off the country's coast, with some having paid up to USD 8,000 to traffickers for the perilous journey.

Three arrested in raid on British 'slave' factory

British police arrested three suspected slave masters after a raid on a factory freed 20 Eastern European migrants paid 25 pounds ($39, 31 euros) to work 80-hour weeks on Monday.

Rhino horn trafficking up 30-fold: Wildlife group

The trafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surged 30-fold in the past 13 years and is now running "out of control," animal protection advocates said on Thursday.

ChildLine join hands with Bhopal police against forceful beggary

Bhopal: ChildLine in an initiative to save young kids from the clutches of traffickers who forces them into beggary has join hands with the Bhopal police.

Millions of children trapped in orphanages have families: JK Rowling charity

Millions of poor, disabled and trafficked children worldwide are trapped in institutions and orphanages despite having a living parent or relative, according to a children`s charity founded by author JK Rowling. 

Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

A man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year, authorities announced Thursday.

Saudi beheads Pakistani drug smuggler

Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani today for trafficking heroin hidden in his stomach into the kingdom, the interior ministry said, the latest in dozens of executions this year.

Seized wildlife products incinerated at Delhi Zoo
Seized wildlife products incinerated at Delhi Zoo

Sending a strong message across the government on Sunday destroyed a consignment of illegal wildlife products in full public glare at Delhi's National Zoological Park.

SC expresses concern over arrest of trafficked girls on charge of prostitution

Expressing concern over the trafficking of girls for prostitution, the Supreme Court on Thursday said the practice of arresting them on the charge of indulging in flesh trade should stop as instead of being accused many of them are the victims of the social malady.

DNA: PM Modi to keep Navratri fast during US visit

PM Narendra Modi will keep Navratri fast during his visit to the US. Modi keeps fast for all the nine days with only drinking water with a strict adherence to yoga, meditation and puja at the dusk.

Minor trafficked girl from Bengal rescued

A 15-year-old girl trafficked from West Bengal and forced to work as a domestic help was rescued from a house here, police said Wednesday.

China to crack down on trafficking in "foreign brides"

Chinese police will clamp down on websites that sell men group tours to meet "foreign brides" in Southeast Asian countries, as the practice leads to human trafficking and prostitution, the state-run China Daily reported on Monday.

Two minor girls brought for trafficking rescued, woman held

Two minor girls trafficked from West Bengal on the pretext of marriage were rescued from here by a team of Delhi Police.

West Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking

To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states.

Indian gang leader in UK jailed for 12 years for trafficking

A 35-year-old Indian-origin man who headed a gang that trafficked more than 100 women to Britain has been jailed for 12 years while four of his accomplices, including his brother, were also handed down prison terms.

UN urges Afghanistan, Central Asia to fight drugs

The UN has urged close coordination between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking, media reported Friday.

"The members of the Security Council underlined the threat posed by illicit drug production, trade and trafficking to international peace and stability in the region," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the UN as saying.

CBI impleaded in trafficking case of children

The Kerala High Court on Thursday suo motu impleaded CBI in a petition that sought probe by the central agency into the trafficking of 588 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal to the orphanages in the state.