21 Persons Indicted in Minnesota for Thai Sex Trafficking Ring

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Author: 

Bruce Zagaris

Date Published: 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Volume: 

33

Issue: 

6

Subject Areas: 

Human Trafficking
Money Laundering

Geographic Identifier: 

Thailand
United States

Abstract: 

On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Attorney in Saint Paul, Minnesota unsealed a superseding indictment charging 21 members of an international sex trafficking ring for their roles in the organization.  The eight count superseding indictment sets forth allegations of sex trafficking and money laundering offenses arising out of a criminal enterprise that, through the use of a robust bondage debt, force, threats of force, fraud, and coercion, trafficked women from Thailand to cities in the United States.