Human trafficking

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Can airports stop people trafficking by criminals?

Every year criminals force millions to travel to be sex workers or become forced labour
Every year criminals force millions of people to travel by air, to become sex workers or be used as labour in modern slavery.

The BBC's Russell Padmore has been investigating efforts by airlines and airports to stop an illegal trade, which is worth billions of dollars.

(Picture: Gatwick Airport departures area. Loop Images/UIG.)
Baby trafficking: 'They stole my son from me'
In Spain, hundreds of mothers are looking for a son or a daughter. They believe their child was stolen at birth and then given away or sold.