The Portuguese vice-state secretary José Magalhães today said that low-cost flights are opening new ways for human trafficking.
José Magalhães, who spoke at the opening session of an international seminar about trafficking and sexual exploitation in Alfragide, explained that these flights "make the routes simpler", enabling criminal organisations to "distribute" trafficking victims more easily.
It also allows for them to be transported more cheaply.
Question to His Governmental Brightness: how do low-cost flights make it easier to smuggle people? Check-in and other things are basically the same as any other flight... "Make the routes simpler???"
While sexual exploitation must of course be fought as strongly as possible, I really don't see the point of these comments. See for example "Lilya Forever", a realistic (and very disturbing) film about trafficking. The girl easily gets on board the flight - LCC or not. So I wonder if this Magalhães chap really knew what he was talking about...
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