Boise Police: Human trafficking ‘much worse’ than people realize


BOISE — Police are trying to spread the word about a problem in the City of Trees that they say is much worse than people realize.

“Every hotel in this city has it happening, whether they realize it or not,” said BPD Detective Tim Brady. “It happens in hotels. It happens in private homes. It happens in strip clubs. Human trafficking is really everywhere.”

Human trafficking is a form of slavery, one of the largest criminal industries in the world, and the fastest growing. Victims are made to engage in prostitution, pornography, or forms of labor exploitation, like domestic servitude or migrant agricultural work.

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