Thai police wrap up human trafficking probe
Thai police wrap up human trafficking probe

Thailand`s crackdown on people smuggling and trafficking networks has successfully dismantled the grim trade, police announced Tuesday while admitting that dozens of suspects have yet to be apprehended.

Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk of trafficking, being left in orphanages: UN
Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk of trafficking, being left in orphanages: UN

Children in earthquake-hit Nepal are more at risk of trafficking and exploitation or of being sent unnecessarily or illegally to live in orphanages since the first quake struck in April, the U.N. children`s fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

Traffickers turn surfboard into mini-sub to ship drugs

Drug traffickers converted a surfboard into a remote-controlled mini-submarine, in a bid to smuggle $100,000 worth of narcotics from a northwest Mexican border city to the United States, authorities said.

''Missing'' British women, their nine children in Syria: IS smuggler

 Three sisters from Britain`s Bradford city, who along with their nine minor children were reported missing after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, have entered Syria, a media report said on Friday, citing an Islamic State (IS) smuggler.

EU approves military mission to tackle migrant smugglers: Sources

EU member states approved plans Friday to launch as early as next week the first phase of a military operation against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, sources said.

Indonesia believes Australia pays people smugglers to turn back boats

Indonesia insisted Friday it believed Australia paid a boatload of asylum seekers to turn back from its shores after Canberra had repeatedly refused demands for a clarification on the issue, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries.

EU to launch limited naval operation against migrant-smugglers
EU to launch limited naval operation against migrant-smugglers

The EU is set to launch a naval mission on Monday against gangs smuggling migrants from Libya but it will be limited to intelligence-gathering for now because of a lack of UN authority or Libyan consent.

French customs seize biggest ivory haul in nine years

 French customs officials said today they had intercepted 136 kilos of ivory shipped from the Democratic Republic of Congo en route to Vietnam - the biggest haul in nearly a decade.

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from Rakhine

Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offences this year, media reported Monday, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves.

Spanish police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

Spain police said Wednesday they had rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500).

Malaysia govt missed clues on trafficking: Villagers

Malaysia`s government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were right there in plain sight.

Nigeria court orders release of politician wanted in US on heroin charge

A Nigerian court on Tuesday ordered narcotics agents to release a prominent politician wanted in the United States on trafficking charges, in an apparent reprieve for the accused heroin kingpin. 

Massive spurt in trafficking along Nepal border

A "massive" spurt in human trafficking instances in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal has prompted security agencies to issue an alert along the open Indo-Nepal border.

15 minor girls rescued, four arrested for trafficking in Odisha

Four persons, including three women, were arrested by Government Railway Police here for allegedly trafficking 15 minor girls to Andhra Pradesh with promise of jobs.

CBI arrests one accused for uploading rape videos

The CBI on Thursday arrested one of the accused in a case relating to the uploading of rape videos on social networking sites.

'Notorious' human traffickers killed by Bangladeshi police

Three people-smugglers accused of trafficking thousands of people were killed in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police on Friday, officers said, days after dozens of migrant remains were found in Thailand.

Thailand hunts trafficking suspects in blitz on people-smuggling trade

 Thai police said Thursday they have issued 10 arrest warrants against people suspected of human trafficking, as part of a blitz on camps used by people-smugglers sparked by the discovery of dozens of migrant remains.

Thailand arrests three, vows crackdown on human traffickers

Thai authorities have arrested three local officials they allege were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were found last week in the mountains of southern Thailand.

BSF rescues two Bangladeshi girls from traffickers

The BSF on Saturday rescued two Bangladeshi girls, including a minor, while they were being trafficked into West Bengal, an official said.

EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Mediterranean migrants

European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days, and discussed action to destroy vessels that could be used for trafficking.