Statewide campaign unveiled to curtail human trafficking
HOUSTON, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER23) — Authorities have unveiled a new statewide campaign using billboards and public service announcements to curtail human trafficking in Texas.
Federal officials joined with local and state leaders on Tuesday in Houston to also announce the FBI has released a list of the most wanted traffickers in the state.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for tips that lead to an arrest. Texas ranks second in the nation in total calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
Governor Perry spoke about the trafficking in his state, "Our laws are more powerful today than ever before, sending forth a very clear message to those human traffickers that they will not be tolerated in the state of Texas."
Texas is regarded as a major hub for international human trafficking because of its interstate freeways, international airports and its shared border with Mexico.