Six Charged In Massive Human Trafficking Case

09.03.10 | FL News Team

(Honolulu, HI)  --  Four Americans and two people from Thailand were indicted by a federal grand jury in Honolulu yesterday in what the FBI is calling the largest human trafficking case in modern U.S. history.  According to court documents, the suspects were associated with a Los Angeles-based company accused of luring 400 Thai farm workers to the U.S. with the promise of high-paying jobs.  Once the workers got here, the company allegedly took their passports and threatened that they would lose their homes in Thailand if they didn't work low-wage jobs at farms in Hawaii and on the West Coast.  The two Thai suspects are still on the loose.  The other four are due to make their first appearance in federal court next Tuesday.