human smuggling - updates

Rappler's latest stories on human smuggling


Man wanted in Britain over 39 deaths 'organized' trafficking

May 16, 2020 - 11:46 AM

Ronan Hughes faces extradition to Britain over a human smuggling case that saw 39 Vietnamese migrants discovered dead in a truck

Spain arrests 155 over Chinese human trafficking ring

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The arrests, which included 4 alleged ringleaders detained in Barcelona, came after a 3-year investigation, police say in a statement

Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Europol s European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1 150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services

Malaysia PM 'deeply concerned' by mass graves

May 25, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Mass graves are found near jungle camps along the border with Thailand further evidence of the lethal nature of a human trafficking trade that has blown up in to a regional crisis

MASS GRAVES. Thai rescue workers collect the recovered remains of a suspected Rohingya migrant after discovering another grave site at a long-abandoned Muslim cemetery in Sadao district, Songkhla province near the Thai-Malaysian border in southern Thailand, 06 May 2015.

Malaysian involvement suspected in Thai smuggling ring: NGO

May 07, 2015 - 10:39 PM

The dead found in Thailand are believed to be migrants from Myanmar or Bangladesh

35 Filipinas rescued as Taiwan cracks human smuggling ring

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Ring leader Hung now out on bail allegedly recruited the women as professional dancers but took away their passports and forced them to work as sex slaves

Australia puts bounty on people smugglers

Jul 21, 2013 - 3:45 AM

Refugees arriving on unauthorized boats would have no chance of being resettled in Australia in a bid to stop the rush of asylum seekers arriving by sea

86 victims of human trafficking rescued in Zamboanga

Jan 13, 2013 - 11:06 PM

The raid took place when a PCG Special Operations Group received information that two fast craft vessels were carrying suspected victims of human smuggling

Google Maps aerial image of Zamboanga City and port area