Port of Charleston officials are taking efforts to make sure human trafficking doesn’t become an issue at the port. The Port of Charleston is becoming a major hub for many business interactions, including a new cruise destination. However, port officials, like Area Port Director Robert Fencel of the Customs and Border Protection Agency, want to make sure the port doesn’t become a hub for human trafficking.
This is not really a destination, most of these people want to blend in they want to be in bigger cities, bigger areas where they can blend in.
In June, two men were arrested for trying to enter the U.S. in a shipping container. Also, last month, a North Charleston man was charged with holding a 19-year-old woman captive. Fencel told WCIV, although incidents like these may happen, the Port of Charleston is not a prime destination. The port is patrolled 24 hours a day, and containers are checked for illegal activity.