North Carolina

‘Our neighbors can be sold again and again’ – how to spot the signs of human trafficking The News & Observer BY LYNN BONNER  North Carolina is thought to have one of the top rates of human trafficking in the nation, said Libby Magee Coles, chairwoman of the state Human Trafficking Commission. Human trafficking victims can be sexually exploited or forced to work in seemingly legitimate businesses. The crime is “deeply intertwined with drug and gang activity,” Coles said. “Unlike drugs, people – our neighbors – can be sold again and again and again.”