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What is Trafficking in Persons?

  • It is the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons;
  • By means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion;
  • To achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
  • Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, forced labor or services, slavery, or servitude.