Human Trafficking

Richard Rawles allegedly ran human trafficking ring. (Source: Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation)

Fla. Men Accused Of Forcing Female Prisoners Into Prostitution

A central Florida man and his two associates allegedly recruited women inmates and used them as prostitutes once they were released from prison.

09/19/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks from the dugout to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Man Charged In Florida In Yasiel Puig Smuggling Case

The man who allegedly smuggled baseball player Yasiel Puig into the U.S. from Cuba pleaded not guilty on Thursday following his arrest.

09/11/2014

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Guilty Plea Entered In Cuban Ballplayer Smuggling

The person said to be in charge of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving smuggling.

08/22/2014

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New Initiative To Help ER Workers Spot Human Trafficking

Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday while launching an initiative aimed to train emergency workers how to identify signs of trafficking.

07/26/2014

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Florida State Attorney Joins Human Trafficking Council

Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been appointed to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.

07/13/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

06/26/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Talks Human Trafficking During Miami Stop

Governor Rick Scott will be in Miami Thursday to raise awareness of human trafficking. Scott will meet with members of Touching Miami with Love, a prevention and recovery organization.

06/19/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Scott Signs Bills To Thwart Human Trafficking

Gov. Rick Scott signed a pair of bills Tuesday as the state continues efforts to curb human trafficking.

06/17/2014

(Source: AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Police Shut Down Doral Massage Parlors For Allegedly Soliciting Prostitution

Two massage parlors, owned by the same person, have been shut down after undercover officials walked in and were reportedly solicited for prostitution.

05/30/2014

(Source: Pembroke Pines)

Authorities Searching For “Endangered” Teen

Pembroke Pines Police are searching for a missing 15-year old girl, they say is endangered.

05/16/2014

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