Let's say you were a trafficker. Just imagine - for the sake of progress in all the worldwide investigations into these cases. Your awareness might end injustice and free slaves who are living and dying each day all around the world. It's closer than you think. So, let's explore. Become a trafficker in spirit right now. Not everything is bad in this mind game.
1. You're a super-smart guy.
2. You're loaded.
Human trafficking. How does that work? One can't go register a business, rent rooms and offer people. Or can you?
First, you need a front business. One that doesn't sell people but hides the fact you do. What's the smartest enterprise to come up with? What official profession might lead to your actual goal of selling people? You are clever. What you are looking for is a win-win situation, not a dirty snack bar on the outskirts of a big city. It's best if your front makes a lot of money and elevates you into a society that can make trafficking easier for you. What kind of business could this possibly be that you, the very clever trafficker, would then set up for yourself?
The right question is: Which forces pose the greatest threat to your business? It is best to found one, or even better several non-profit organizations that are active in the fight AGAINST human trafficking. Where is a murderer hiding most safely? Among police officers.
The same applies to you. Nobody suspects you of being among your enemies. In addition, no other form of business makes it easier to make funds appear and disappear than a well-oiled donation network. Found an NGO! Now you can even collect subsidies and meet and flatter a whole lot of influential people. The wolf is simply nowhere safer and more comfortable than in sheep's clothing. You know that. For you, it's everyday life. Most others have forgotten to think about it. Lucky Wolf!
On we go!
Where can you find the best material? We start small. Small means: in countries with very small economic power and opaque structures. Third world countries that accommodate many unregistered individuals who you can take without anyone even complaining. How can you kidnap someone who doesn't exist? Now imagine you would be reported for traveling to all these suspicious countries all the time and not having your little fake NGO. See? Sheer madness! As a trafficker, you NEED an NGO against trafficking. Why else would you visit all the hotspots?
Here's some empty space for you to stare at and have a little realization about this world …
Regimes of injustice, dictatorships, mafia-like structures, all of these play into your hands. Make sure those sources never really subside, whereas you're claiming that this would be your profession. ;)
Not to mention the war! According to statistics of the UN refugee relief organization UNHCR, around 71 million people are on the run worldwide – the principle of the presumably very large number of unreported cases applies. These can also become your victims, or this might be your merchandise. Regimes of injustice, dictatorships, wars, all of that will be your assets.