Smugglers have allegedly been trafficking humans from Canada to Michigan using jet skis to cross the St. Clair River.

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5 Types of Human Trafficking

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There are five types of human trafficking but there is one thing in common with all five and that is the vulnerability and abuse of the victims.

1. Women and Children For Sexual Exploitation

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Human sex trafficking happens all over the world and right here in Michigan. Women and children are lured by promises of jobs and a better life. Many victims are given false documents in organized networks that move them from state to state or country to country. Then the victims get forced into sexual exploitation.

2. Criminal Activities

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Criminals that are highly organized profit from others doing their dirty work. Victims of this type of trafficking are forced to carry out a range of illegal activities like theft, drugs, selling counterfeit goods, and even forced begging. Some victims are given quotas and if they don't meet them they are severely beaten or even worse murdered.

3. Forced Labor

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Another type of trafficking is when deception is used to convince those about better work and better pay and wind up in slavery conditions for a variety of jobs from working in farm fields, mining, fisheries, or construction work. A modern-day form of a labor camp.

4. Removal of Organs

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There are many people willing to do anything to get an organ transplant and unfortunately, there are criminals willing to do anything to get those organs and sell them on the black market.

Stealing organs put the victims and the patients receiving them at a huge health risk. This could cost them their lives because many of these types of operations happen in unsanitary conditions and can be almost certain death to the victim.

5. People Smuggling

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Criminals take advantage of those seeking to leave their home countries in search of a better life and facilitate their illegal entry into another country. There are very high profits for smuggling syndicates who take part in this. Some operations are quite large while others are small.

Smugglers Use Jet Skis to Bring People From Canada to Michigan

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According to FOX 17, U.S. Customs and Border Protection have arrested four people for allegedly entering the United States in Port Huron. A fifth person has been brought in for their alleged role in the smuggling.

A citizen from the U.S. drove 2 Brazilian people from Ontario to Port Huron on a jet ski. Border Patrol was monitoring the situation and wound up catching the two men. The jet ski went back to Canada and picked up a Brazilian man and woman and brought them across the St. Clare River to Port Huron.

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Apparently, a Canadian smuggler paid the man from the U.S. $1000 a person to bring them into the U.S. illegally. The four illegals and the U.S. man driving the jet ski are all facing charges.

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