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traffic

1. 
a. the business of commercial transportation by land, sea, or air
b. the freight, passengers, etc., transported
2. trade, esp of an illicit or improper kind
3. Chiefly US the number of customers patronizing a commercial establishment in a given time period

traffic

[′traf·ik]
(communications)
The messages transmitted and received over a communication channel.
(engineering)
The passage or flow of vehicles, pedestrians, ships, or planes along defined routes such as highways, sidewalks, sea lanes, or air lanes.

traffic

Data transmitted over a network. Traffic is a very general term and typically refers to overall network usage at a given moment. However, it can refer to specific transactions, messages, records or users in any kind of data or telephone network. See PPS.
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Meanwhile, a proclaimed offender Hakeem Bahadur who was among the 34 most wanted human traffickers was also held by FIA.
Since drug traffickers had crossed the border into Iran from Pakistan and Afghanistan, we officially declared our official protest at the border guards of Pakistan and Afghanistan to more seriously block the activities and penetration of drug traffickers through their borders to Iran," General Rezayee said.
According to the source, the human traffickers hailed from Khyber Agency and Afghanistan.
On Saturday villagers boosted some of the human traffickers and tied them up to lighting poles and then handed over to security forces.
According to sources in the Uttar Pradesh intelligence department, in the last oneand- a- half months, over 500 boys and girls from Nepal have been brought to India by 17 human traffickers on this side of Indo- Nepal border and were sent to Delhi and Mumbai.
1) The victims would turn on the traffickers for being conned 2) those waiting to leave would realise it was a waste of money and not pay any more to the traffickers, 3) word would get back to the originating countries and potential migrants would be deterred.
Service manager Catriona MacSween said the disappeared children were often lured back by traffickers, through coercion and fear, emotional attachment, isolation or debt.
Similarly to the statistics on victims, around two thirds of suspected traffickers were EU citizens (69%).
The Benin Zonal Commander of the agency, Ebiringa Cordelia Oluchi, who led other operatives of the agency on the first leg of the rural outreach said, Our new rural outreach operation is design to root out traffickers from the roots.
They would tie my hands behind my back and lay me down on the ground," was what "Said" told me, describing the torture camp near Yemen's coast where he spent seven days before the traffickers holding him sold him to another gang.
According to the report's authors, the growing presence of drug traffickers in remote Central American forests is contributing to deforestation in at least three ways.
March 17, 2014 (GENEVA) -- Members of the UN Human Rights Council have called on Egypt and Sudan to take action to investigate and prosecute human traffickers accused of kidnapping, torturing, and killing Eritrean refugees in the Sinai Peninsula.