Hawaii

Largest Human Trafficking Case in U.S. History Filed in Honolulu

·By Sara Lin

A federal grand jury indicts six people in scheme to force 600 Thai nationals to work on farms in Hawaii and Washington state.

Discussion

Does this latest indictment affect your thinking about the extent of human trafficking in Hawaii and whether our laws are adequate to combat it? Share your thoughts.

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