WACO, Texas (KWTX) There are over 300,000 people currently being trafficked in Texas, according to the Truckers Against Trafficking. Now, state lawmakers are looking at a bill that could help fight human trafficking.
Texas Senate Bill 128 would require drivers applying for commercial driver’s licenses to complete a training program about how to recognize the signs of human trafficking throughout their routes and stops.
“Traffickers like to brand their victims as property, so if they have a man’s name or a street name tattooed on them in various places or a dollar sign or a money bag, those could be things to look for,” Natalie Garnett, the Assistant National Coordinator at local anti-trafficking organization Unbound, said.
Since the beginning of Truckers Against Trafficking, over 1,500 calls have been made, leading to the rescue of 1,000 victims.
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