LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- News 3 Anchor Marie Mortera has more on the News 3 Crime Tracker 3 series on human trafficking.
A campaign kicked off today to fight the crime and it asks truck drivers to get involved.
State and national trucking associations, along with Metro and North Las Vegas police stood together at the Morton's Travel Plaza to vow they're fighting the crime with a new campaign, which urges drivers to "make the call and save lives."
Human trafficking, a term for modern-day slavery, is a $32-billion worldwide industry with more than 27 million people enslaved, according to the Truckers Against Trafficking website.
It has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.
A Truckers Against Trafficking website
has been created to enable members of the trucking/travel plaza industry and other travelers learn what they can do to help stop this crime.
Truckers Against Trafficking (28:11) from iEmpathize on Vimeo.