Meaning of people trafficker in English:

people trafficker

Translate people trafficker into Spanish


mainly British
  • A person who unlawfully transports or coerces people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced labour or sexual exploitation.

    ‘many of the migrants are believed to have crossed the Mediterranean in boats run by people traffickers’
    • ‘He said international cooperation was needed to stop people traffickers.’
    • ‘More than 150 survivors were rescued, including reportedly a young people trafficker who has been arrested.’
    • ‘As police have stepped up their ability to catch people traffickers, so smugglers have developed a new and dangerous way to avoid capture.’
    • ‘More than 400 suspected people traffickers based in Britain are being investigated for smuggling migrants into the UK.’
    • ‘Many fall victim to unscrupulous people traffickers, who kidnap them and demand ransom money from their families.’