Part 1- Travel Agencies
Travel agencies are regulated the Airlines Reporting Corporation® (ARC).
Travel agencies are licensed through them in the following way: (https://www.arccorp.com/ara/index.jsp))
The Airline Reporting Agreement (ARA) would be amended to support the above action in anti money laundering efforts and to have tickets and technology be implemented to thwart or deter traffickers.
The Founding of IATA
IATA was founded in Havana, Cuba, in April 1945. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services - for the benefit of the world's consumers.
The international scheduled air transport industry is more than 100 times larger than it was in 1945.
Few industries can match the dynamism of that growth, which would have been much less spectacular without the standards, practices and procedures developed within IATA.
At its founding, IATA had 57 members from 31 nations, mostly in Europe and North America.
Today it has some 240 members from 118 nations in every part of the globe.
The modern IATA is the successor to the International Air Traffic Association founded in the Hague in 1919 - the year of the world's first international scheduled services.
This one organization sets the standards for the way airline travel is conducted. From the flight of passengers, to the way cargo planes are operated.
IATA and the ARC make the decisions on how you get on the planes you travel on.
Bar-Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP)
BCBP in brief
Bar Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP) use IATA industry standard 2D bar codes. Because they can be accessed from anywhere - even a mobile phone - they offer more convenience for the passengers (and traffickers). "Because they don't need to be printed on expensive paper stock and facilitate off-airport check-in, they save the industry up to US$1.5 billion every year."
The BCBP project launched in 2005 successfully closed end 2010 when reaching the Board target of 95% global BCBP capability. This is considered to meet the vision of 100% BCBP implementation in IATA member airlines.
When reading the IATA's Fast Travel Program StB or Simplying the Business dated 05/10/2012
Also reading how the Airline Industry bid Farewell to Paper Ticket
Goal of this PHASE
Implement Computerized, self-service kiosks at or near the check-in counters for "color coded" tickets. At these terminals, additional security could be "positioned" to have additional "eyes" on those coming form "color coded countries", with Color Coded Charts to identify origin-destination countries, as an obvious sign to "all" looking at it.
Strategy for Airline Industry:
Have tickets that are issued from any location, or at the airline Carrier locations (airport) be color coded as to the country of origin and destination going against the new standard.
Many kiosks allow customers to print boarding passes. The new current "technology" BCBP allows "anyone", like traffickers and other criminals to fly with out detection.
To prevent this from happening and use "situation crime prevention", put color coded tickets of a country of "origin" and / or "destination" that fits the profile of a trafficker or trafficked situation. Then they will be asked to attend an additional terminal to have boarding pass verified.
Example from USAID Anti Trafficking in Africa (2007)
THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT
The U.S. State Department annually completes a trafficking in persons report, with each country ranked according to a three-tier system.
Tier 1 consists of countries whose governments fully comply with the United States Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s minimum standards for combating trafficking.
Tier 2 consists of countries whose governments do not fully comply with the Act’s minimum standards but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.
Tier 3 consists of countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making efforts to do so.
With air travel being world wide, and airport security not being able to "tell" by looking at a person, a color chart indicating by color which "country" a passenger is coming from or going to would help improve the "odds" of noticing a "person of interest".
Also now "everyone" becomes the "eyes", because now it is "easy to see" !
Strategy for Adult Entertainment and Labor
Have State Attorney General Offices strength laws in areas of their states that have been located on maps as "hot spot"
Domestic "Adult" Entertainment and Labor
Statistics show that woman and children are the most trafficked population
Regulations of permits, licenses, and certification are done at the local, county, state and federal level would be connected to the anti-money laundering efforts
Regulations of permits, licenses, and certification are done at the local, county, state and federal level
Because each state is different by laws and jurisdictions
SEE FULL LEGAL BRIEF (LINK TO LEGAL ISSUES ON DOCUMENTS PAGE)
State Of Indiana
Mississippi Laws Strengthend Against Traffickers
Efforts will have to be examined and the process is time consuming, but as in the case of Indiana and the Superbowl timing can be speed up when the efforts of legislatures are mapped out with a clear stragegy.
New Problems with Technology being used to circumvent detection.
FinCEN was created in 1990 to support federal, state, local, and international law enforcement by analyzing the information required under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) ,one of the nation's most important tools in the fight against money laundering. The BSA's recordkeeping and reporting requirements establish a financial trail for investigators to follow as they track criminals, their activities, and their assets. Over the years, FinCEN staff has developed its expertise in adding value to the information collected under the BSA by uncovering leads and exposing unknown pieces of information contained in the complexities of money laundering schemes.
Dirty money can take many routes-some complex, some simple, but all increasingly inventive-the ultimate goal being to disguise its source. The money can move through banks, check cashers, money transmitters, businesses, casinos, and even be sent overseas to become clean, laundered money. The tools of the money launderer can range from complicated financial transactions, carried out through webs of wire transfers and networks of shell companies, to old-fashioned currency smuggling.
FinCEN researches and analyzes this information and other critical forms of intelligence to support financial criminal investigations. The ability to link to a variety of databases provides FinCEN with one of the largest repositories of information available to law enforcement in the country. Safeguarding the privacy of the data it collects is an overriding responsibility of the agency and its employees-a responsibility that strongly imprints all of its data management functions, and indeed, all that the agency does.
FinCEN provides a networking process designed to facilitate information sharing between agencies with shared investigative interests.
How to END MODERN DAY SLAVERY:
How you can help in the fight against human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a crime that has become the second largest criminal enterprise in the world, with an estimated 27 million people currently enslaved worldwide. It has passed the illegal arms sales in the global black market trade. Human trafficking victims include men, women and children in labor servitude, private ownership and in sexual services. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.
Human Trafficking is Big Business
The crime of human trafficking is big business because it yields an estimated $32 billion in illicit profits each year. Unlike drugs and arms traffickers, human traffickers can continue to exploit their victims after the initial point of sale. When you or I go to the store and purchase an item, the goods we buy are a one-time purchase and we are done with the buying. A human being sold is reusable – for sale over and over again until they are either rescued from the trafficker, escape on their own or die. Human Trafficking is a market-based economy that exists on the principal of supply and demand.
Supply and demand
I believe that the way to truly end human trafficking is to go after the demand. We must arrest the buyers known as Johns who are buying the product. In the case of human trafficking the buyer is purchasing a human. If we only go after the traffickers, which is a good thing we are only attacking half of the problem. We need to understand the entire horrific picture of human trafficking which is that there is a buyer in addition to the seller. If we do not decrease the buying then the demand will always be there and trafficking which is a global problem will always exist.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING professionals can be human trafficking fighters
Fight the crime of human trafficking from your desk by implementing the following measures: