The illegal honeymoon: Human trafficking in the Maldives

The beaches of the Maldives attract many tourists such as the Idyllic beach of Vilu Reef. Photo by: deckchair, FlickrThe Maldives represents a paradise on earth for many. Last year, over one million tourists visited this beautiful island nation. It has also been voted the best destination for a honeymoon. It is no wonder tourism is the Maldives’ largest industry and the biggest source of foreign currency. A lesser known fact is that with US $123,000,000 the second biggest source of foreign currency comes from human trafficking.

by Otso Rajala