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State Campaign To Combat Human Trafficking

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Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

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HOUSTON (AP) - Various local, state and federal officials plan to announce a new anti-human trafficking campaign for Texas.

Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Houston Mayor Anise Parker, FBI Houston Acting Special Agent in Charge Carlos Barron and other officials plan to announce the new campaign at a press conference outside of Houston’s city hall.

Texas is regarded as one of the major hubs for international human trafficking because of its many interstate freeways, international airports and its shared border with Mexico.

According to a 2005 International Labour Organisation paper, human trafficking — or sexual servitude and forced labor — brings in about $32 billion annually, making it the second most profitable criminal enterprise after illegal arms trafficking.

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