It is a global crime, committed at the expense
of victims who are robbed of their dignity and freedom.

Purpose of the Crime

The purpose of trafficking is always exploitation, and it can occur over an indefinite period of time.

Consent and victimisation

The consent of a trafficked person is not relevant to the crime because of the coercive, deceptive, or abusive actions of the trafficker.

Words supplied from the New Zealand Immigration website:

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