Human and Drug Trafficking Scenario Analysis

March 28, 2019

Glendale Police arrest 18 in prostitution sting which targeted escorts and clients

SITUATION 18 people have been arrested in Glendale for prostitution in February and March. The two busts took place in hotel rooms along Port Washington Road. The Police responded to online sex ads by setting up fake "dates" and met the prostitutes at the door. They arrested 11 people: eight...

 

March 26, 2019

Nine Iranians arrested for smuggling 100+ kg of heroin into Sri Lanka

SITUATION Nine Iranian people have been detained on Monday in Sri Lanka for being caught with 107.22 kg of heroin onboard a trawler bound for the country. These persons are in the custody of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), as permitted by the Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne who is based in...

 

March 21, 2019

Smugglers in Speed boat with Electrical Goods worth HK$5 Million caught

SITUATION Hong Kong Customs officers apprehended HK$5 million worth of electrical goods from a speedboat. The officers chased the boat and caught up with it near Siu Sai Wan, on the north of Hong Kong Island, and found the batch of used smartphones and computer accessories. As recently as March...

 

March 19, 2019

Oakland man prostituted girls as young as 13 years-3 rescued

SITUATION In yet another child sex-trafficking incident in California, the Police have arrested an Oakland man on suspicion of trafficking at least three minors as prostitutes in Santa Ana. Patrol officers in the area of Harbor Boulevard and Hazard Avenue identified a 16-year-old human trafficking victim who was rescued on...

 

March 19, 2019

India battling embryo smuggling and Commodification of womb: 1 held

SITUATION In a bizarre case of trafficking, a Malaysian national has been arrested after he was found in possession of a live human embryo. The Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after discovering the live human embryo in a specialized suitcase containing a nitrogen-packed canister with him at...