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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Organ Trade Is The New ‘Organized Crime’

Decrying human trafficking, Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar sounded the alarm on the organ trade, calling it a new form of ‘human cannibalism’ that produced billions in profits and was exacerbated by wars.

The three most common types of human trafficking, Cardinal Bo explained, are sex trafficking, debt bondage, and forced labor. Forced marriage, forced begging, and forced reproduction, the Cardinal said, are additional agonies that escalate this crime.

The UN’s International Labor Organization estimates that human trafficking generates US$150.2 billion in illegal profits each year, the third biggest illicit economy in the world next only to arms sales and the earnings of the drug cartels.  

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