The Intersections Between Drug and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities

There’s a really interesting webinar happening next week from the Missing and Exploited Children’s Program and the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program: The Intersection Between Drug and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities. I encourage you to read through the session description, since it’s one of those topics we don’t see a lot on. Click through for details:

The webinar will be held April 23rd from 12-1pm ET.

From the registration form:

The MECP and AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program invite you to participate in this month’s webinar with Special Agent, Matthew Hall, from the Department of Homeland Security (HSI) in Sells, Arizona. Prior to his current assignment, he served as a Detective Sergeant for the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department.

Mr. Hall will discuss the scope of gangs, drugs, and exploitation infiltration in tribal communities. He will also expand upon drug trafficking and its intersections to human trafficking in tribal communities and provide a case study outlining the complexity of these investigations. Participants will be provided with recommendations and strategies for combating these issues within tribal communities across the nation.

Participants will:

***Learn about national drug trends and drug trafficking/distribution methods in tribal communities
***Gain knowledge about Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs)
***Discover methods for combatting drug crimes within their communities
***Recognize the influence of Mexican Drug Cartels in Indian Country
***Identify the correlation between drug issues and human trafficking
***Review a case study detailing an Indian Country Drug Trafficking Case that spanned the United States and deep into the Mexican Drug Cartels.