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USCBP Offers New Information on How Transportation Industry Can Help Reduce Human Trafficking

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New information on human trafficking from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection presented in a webinar last week is now available on the AIAG website. Moderated by Assistant Director Field Operations Tinesha Cherry, the webinar discusses how the transportation industry is uniquely positioned to help recognize and report human trafficking.

During the presentation, Sarah E. Pettey, special agent for Homeland Security Investigations, pointed out that while the crime of human trafficking does not require transportation, traffickers often use transportation systems to operate their illicit enterprises. Joined by Nathan Daugherty of the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, the speakers discuss at length how human traffickers use the transportation industry to recruit and exploit victims.

Access the Human Trafficking in the Transportation Industry webinar slides here.