Meaning of people trafficking in English:

people trafficking


mass nounmainly British
  • The unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced labour or sexual exploitation.

    ‘the laws are aimed at combating people-trafficking’
    • ‘Their government is ineffective in controlling people trafficking.’
    • ‘Concerns were raised of the possibility that some of those at the property were victims of people trafficking.’
    • ‘Officers made 29 arrests as part of an undercover operation to root out drugs, prostitution and people trafficking in Soho.’
    • ‘Twelve people have been charged with pimping, organised people trafficking and money-laundering in Bordeaux, sources say.’
    • ‘A Czech man has told a people trafficking trial how a defendant arranged for him to come and work in Plymouth.’