Human trafficking larger issue than many realize
By Jon Gosa
In an ongoing effort to combat a crime considered by law enforcement officials to be particularly malicious and pervasive, human trafficking, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced this week the 2018 anti-human trafficking public safety notice that businesses and other establishments across the state are now required to publicly display.
The bilingual notification provides potential victims phone numbers to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center and to a statewide Georgia hotline, available 24 hours a day, which provides anonymous help, training and general information.
“Human trafficking happens much more often than many people realize,” GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brian Johnston said. “This crime is nothing short of modern-day slavery.”
The illegal trade of human beings for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation generates enormous profits in the United States and around the world for traffickers every year.
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