Despite being a hotbed for human trafficking, only one person in the history of The Bahamas has ever been convicted of the heinous crime and that person (a foreigner, of course) was never sentenced.
Topic: human trafficking
With so many prominent Bahamians involved in human trafficking, it is almost a joke to see the Bahamas government prosecuting a lone foreigner for the purpose of appeasing the U.S.and the United Nations.
The United Nations has joined forces to launch an anti-trafficking campaign to stop the illegal trafficking of people, plants, animals and things. Will this help put a stop to the activities of Bahamian numbers kingpins?
Of course, it is made more ‘difficult’ due to the fact that most of the human trafficking activity involves corrupt Police officers and Defence Force officers and is funded by prominent Bahamian “business” persons and numbers kingpins.
Senior government ministers travelled to Washington DC for high level talks with US Attorney General to review the Bahamas’ obligations to fight human trafficking and crime.
Three Bahamian men are currently in Haitian police custody in connection with a plane stolen from the Lynden Pindling Airport and flown to Haiti, possibly for drug or human trafficking purposes.
The United States Department of State has raised an eyebrow over the possibility of large scale human trafficking in The Bahamas.
A National Task Force on Trafficking in Persons has been formed to improve the response to one of the most significant and quickly growing illegal criminal activities in the Bahamas and world-wide.
Illegal immigration and human trafficking has always been, and continues to be, a problem in the Bahamas.