Trafficking

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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

Florida Keys (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Two Florida Keys Men Get Prison For Wildlife Trafficking

Two Florida Keys men have been sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to illegal trafficking in wildlife including sharks, tropical fish and sea fans.

12/04/2013

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Nationwide Sweep Saves More Than 100 Sexually Exploited Kids

A massive sweep by the FBI, local and state law enforcement agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children rescued more than 100 sexually exploited children over the weekend.

CBS Miami–07/29/2013

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Could Semi-Subs Graduate From Smuggling Drugs To People, Weapons?

On the high seas off South America, the smuggling game has changed. Criminal bands are spending millions to build semi-submersibles, capable of moving several tons of drugs at a time between the Americas.

CBS4–02/07/2013

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Man Faces Several Life Terms In Child Sex Trafficking Case

A 20-year-old Fort Lauderdale man allegedly took three teenage girls out on “dates”. The “dates” were appointments for paid sex.

CBS Miami–07/11/2012

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Human Trafficking Bill Advances In Fla. Legislature

The state’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee gave unanimous approval to a bill Tuesday that would increase the penalties for human trafficking and smuggling.

CBS4–02/01/2012

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Drug Ring Involving U.S. Attorney’s Office Employee Busted

Eight South Floridians, including a legal assistant for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, were arrested Friday for their alleged roles in a cocaine and oxycodone trafficking conspiracy.

CBS4–01/13/2012

(Source: CBS4) Ayesha Niles at her arraignment hearing on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

Trial Date Set For British Teen Accused Of Drug Trafficking

A trial date has been set for a British teen accused of carrying 30 pounds of cocaine stuffed in boxes of cake mix at Miami International Airport.

CBS4–11/07/2011

Ayesha Niles faced a judge in court Friday. (Source: CBS4)

Accused British Drug Trafficking Teen Faces Judge

A British teen found carrying 30 pounds of cocaine stuffed in boxes of cake mix at Miami International Airport appeared before a bond court judge Friday morning.

CBS4–11/04/2011

Ayesha Niles (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

British Teen Accused Of Trafficking Drugs At MIA Charged As Adult

A British teen found carrying 30 pounds of cocaine stuffed in boxes of cake mix at Miami International Airport has been formally charged as an adult.

CBS4–11/03/2011

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