Michigan State Police are asking truckers to keep their eyes open for human trafficking on our roads.

WWMT.com reported...

"Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz is calling on truckers who travel to places the rest of us don’t see to act as the eyes and ears of Michigan’s highways, by looking for signs of human trafficking.

Police are handing out pamplets of information for what to look for on the roads.

”I-94 is a huge thoroughfare between Chicago and Detroit and it can be a huge mechanism for human trafficking so that is why this initiative is a force multiplier for us," said Hinz."

 

According to unodc.org here are the facts about human trafficing

What Is Considered Human Trafficing?

  • Recruitment of a human
  • Transfer of a human
  • Transportation of a human
  • Harboring a human
  • A receipt of person

How Does Human Trafficking Happen?

  • Threat or use of force
  • Coercion
  • Abduction
  • Fraud
  • Deception
  • Abuse of power
  • Vulnerability
  • Giving payments or benefits

What Is The Purpose Of Human Trafficking?

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Forced labor/slavery

The great thing is, everytime I have been in trouble on the roads it has always been a truck driver that has helped me out. I can't think of better people to make our roads safe!