Haitian migrants are paying human smugglers between $1,000 to $1,500 to be smuggled into the US territory of Puerto Rico. The migrants are targeting the island because it is much easier to enter the United States illegally once they are in US territory. (Prices charged by human smugglers.) The United States Coast Guard stated that… Continue reading Price Paid by Haitians to be Smuggled to Puerto Rico
Children in Haiti were being sold for as little as one euro in 2011 by parents to child traffickers.
An estimated 7,300 children have become victims of human trafficking between January and October 2010 as a result of the earthquake in Haiti. The children are believed to have been trafficked for sexual purposes. In 2009, the year before the earthquake, an estimated 950 children were victims of human trafficking.
According to the United States Department of State, illegal drugs in Haiti is a $500 Million industry.
Up to 9 percent of the cocaine entering the United States is believed to be trafficked through Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
In the years before the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, an estimated 2,000 children were believed to be trafficked out of the country each year.