trafficking

noun
traf·​fick·​ing

Legal Definition of trafficking

: the act of buying or selling usually illegal goods drug trafficking — see also human trafficking, labor trafficking, sex trafficking

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“Trafficking.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/trafficking. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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