They have been trafficked into sexual slavery, often from Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
Ten million girls every year leave education to become child brides, and millions more are trafficked.
The black-market channels which ferry ivory from poachers are often the same used for illegal arms, drugs, and trafficked labor.
“Just under half of all trafficked people in the U.S. are women trafficked into commercial sex exploitation,” he told me.
Romney trafficked in lies too; still, marketing himself, not his policies, was his central purpose—and his imperative.
He may have beguiled women, but at least his worst enemy would never suppose that he had trafficked in them.
Was there nothing, nobody, that commercialism did not think for sale and to be trafficked in?
Have they, as I have, traveled the earth's surface and trafficked between crown and crown?
If any Minister had trafficked independently, he was that Minister.
He has trafficked direct, in his own bottoms, with New Zealand.
c.1500, "trade, commerce," from Middle French trafique (mid-15c.), from Italian traffico (early 14c.), from trafficare "carry on trade," of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Vulgar Latin *transfricare "to rub across" (from Latin trans- "across" + fricare "to rub"), with the original sense of the Italian verb being "touch repeatedly, handle."
Or the second element may be an unexplained alteration of Latin facere "to make, do." Klein suggests ultimate derivation of the Italian word from Arabic tafriq "distribution." Meaning "people and vehicles coming and going" first recorded 1825. Traffic jam is 1917, ousting earlier traffic block (1895).
1540s, from traffic (n.) and preserving the original commercial sense. Related: Trafficked; trafficking. The -k- is inserted to preserve the "k" sound of -c- before a suffix beginning in -i-, -y-, or -e- (cf. picnic/picnicking, panic/panicky, shellac/shellacked).