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Glasgow must stop human trafficking threat before Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow (Scotland), June 16 (ANI): The Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (Tara) in Glasgow has warned that preventative measures need to be put in place now if the city is to avoid problems like prostitution.The Scotsman quoted Tara, as saying: "There is concern that the Olympic Games in London and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow may increase the threat of human trafficking into the UK and preventative measures need to be put in place now.""There is evidence to suggest that trafficking and prostitution increases in places where large sporting events are being held. Glasgow's view is that creating a hostile environment is the most effective barrier," it added."The more complacency and tolerance there is with regard to the sex industry in host cities, the more attractive it will be to organised gangs and exploiters," it said.The committee also heard a new report will today launch a scathing attack on "flawed" and "not fit for purpose" UK anti-trafficking measures. (ANI)

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