Human Trafficking

Veterans’ Group Finds Child Trafficking Camp, ICE Refuses to Investigate

Bubbling just beneath the surface of the mainstream media is an American horror story far more frightening than anything that you’ll find on basic cable these days.

Heck, it’s even more worrisome than the disturbing Hollywood blockbusters that all tend to hit theaters just as red and yellow yellows begun to hit the pavement.  I’m talking, of course, about organized human trafficking, specifically of children and/or for sexual purposes.

The pure evil needed to commit the acts needed to successful traffic human beings makes the entire process seem unreal, or impossible to sustain.  But, as we’ve seen in politics time and time again, money has a funny way of bending the morals of the weak-willed…and there is whole lot of money involved in the human trafficking business.

A $32 billion annual industry, modern day trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work. According to the U.N., about 2.5 million people around the world are ensnared in the web of human trafficking at any given time.

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Human trafficking impacts people of all backgrounds, and people are trafficked for a variety of purposes. Men are often trafficked into hard labor jobs, while children are trafficked into labor positions in textile, agriculture and fishing industries. Women and girls are typically trafficked into the commercial sex industry, i.e. prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation.

Not all slaves are trafficked, but all trafficking victims are victims of slavery. Human trafficking is a particularly cruel type of slavery because it removes the victim from all that is familiar to her, rendering her completely isolated and alone, often unable to speak the language of her captors or fellow victims.

In fact, human trafficking is third only to drugs and guns as for how organized crime syndicates bring in their revenue.

What’s even more worrisome is that this enormous and sophisticated industry seems to be operating almost with impunity these days, with little to no mainstream coverage of anti-trafficking initiatives or of successful missions to shut down the major players.  For some conspiracy theorists, it’s almost as if the traffickers are being somewhat protected by those in power.

The latest story out of Tuscon, Arizona certainly won’t put those minds at ease any time soon.

Late last week, an underground bunker was found near Interstate 19 and Valencia Road.

Since the bunker was found, the Tucson Police Department has sent officers and investigative teams to search for evidence of the human trafficking of children.

TPD says they have found no evidence of a human trafficking site.

A homeless advocacy group says they have found evidence that people were trafficked or smuggled through this location. The group says they will stay at the site until authorities recognize the underground bunker as part of human trafficking activity and investigate it further.

The group that found the site were conducting a search for a possible homeless encampment in hopes to meeting any U.S. Veterans who were currently without a roof over their head.  The organization, known as Veterans on Patrol, has been doing this for years, and the assessment made by ICE and DHS does not sit well with them, especially given their extensive experience in the field.

Last month, Veterans on Patrol, a group that helps homeless veterans, were searching for veterans in need near Interstate 19 in Tucson when they came across what looked like an underground bunker. According to KGUN-9, they also found a baby crib, stroller, hair dye, wrist restraints, crates, and pornographic material.

The group contacted local authorities who said while they are not ruling out the possibility that this site was used for human trafficking, they believe the bunker is most likely an abandoned homeless camp.

Veterans on Patrol shared what they discovered with former Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer, who founded Veterans for Child Rescue, a faith-based organization that fights human trafficking.  He went to the site and shot footage of what he found.

These glaring bits of evidence support VOP’s assertions, and fly directly in the face of the ICE and DHS statements, further stirring the conspiratorial port.

Take a look for yourself at what was found in this video shot by Veterans on Patrol.

 

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