Criminals whose primary trade is the transport and selling of human beings. They tend to be sprawling, international organizations with seemingly infinite resources. Their resources are not used for their victims, who are typically kept in filthy cages until sold to the highest bidder, who is typically an immensely wealthy businessman. Their victims are typically female, and sold as sex slaves. Very common trade of Ruthless Foreign Gangsters. Due to the Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil and Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil tropes, human traffickers are near-universally considered to be over the Moral Event Horizon. See Super Human Trafficking for a more fantastic variant.
- The Punisher MAX: The Punisher goes after a trafficking ring in "The Slavers." Their treatment of women and children sets off Frank's Berserk Button, and his defeat of them is considered one of the most violent parts of the comic.
- "The Naked Kill" is another Punisher arc where the villains own a maximum-security apartment and use it to make snuff movies (the Big Bad's nephew has a Gag Penis with which he rips the women apart), importing women from all over the world to keep up their numbers. Frank disguises himself as a janitor and makes his way through the floors in a masterclass demonstration on using an Improvised Weapon, but the murder of the star is left to the victims after Frank kneecaps him.
- ''The Sandman: Hob Gadling was involved in the slave trade for several years. On boasting about his success to Dream, he was told to knock it off (and he still feels guilty for it a few centuries later).
- The main antagonists of Skin Trade are an international trafficking ring that killed The Hero's family. The film was specifically made by Dolph Lundgren to raise awareness on the issue.
- Crazed: Main antagonists the Luna Cartel have sex trafficking as one of their primary revenue sources, the other being Organ Theft.
- The Taken series is about an American man who gets into a lengthy feud with a gang of Eastern European sex traffickers, initially after they kidnap his daughter while she's on holiday in Paris.
- In A Song of Ice and Fire, slavery is very common outside of the Seven Kingdoms, to the point that human trafficking is the main industry of Astapor (which specializes in Child Soldiers), Yunkai (which specializes in sex slaves), and Mereen (which specializes in domestic slaves).
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