US sues over human trafficking

BBC News

A US government agency has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit in what it calls the largest human trafficking case in the US farming industry.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking damages for 200 Thai workers recruited to work on farms in Hawaii and Washington state.

The workers were allegedly abused and forced to live in rat-infested housing.

A California-based labour contractor and farms in the two states have been named in the lawsuit.

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