“We really don’t know a lot about it.”

That’s state Rep. John Frullo on Lubbock’s First News on KFYO.  He was referring to human trafficking. The United Nations defines human trafficking, in part, as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, using force, for the purpose of exploitation.  Often, prostitution is involved. Rep. John Frullo serves on a committee that is investigating human trafficking.

Rex Andrew, kfyo.com

“Right now, it is the second largest crime after drug trafficking, and it is the fastest growing crime,” Frullo said.    “About 20% of all human trafficking at some point goes through Texas.”

He told KFYO he expects the legislature will consider strong legislation next year to crack down on human trafficking.