Organized Crime http://wvtf.org en Virginia Hosts First Human Trafficking Summit http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-hosts-first-human-trafficking-summit <p>While Virginia has made significant strides to confront human trafficking, it&rsquo;s still a growing problem&mdash;so much so that Governor McDonnell hosted the first-ever state Human Trafficking Summit. What those in attendance learned is that while Virginia-especially Northern Virginia&mdash;is still one of the largest hubs for traffickers, law enforcement is quickly gaining ground.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:26:07 +0000 Tommie McNeil 11449 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Hosts First Human Trafficking Summit Human Trafficking http://wvtf.org/post/human-trafficking <p>A panel of experts whose responsibility is preparing Virginia for more uniform laws throughout the 50 states is not ready to sign off on proposed human trafficking legislation.</p><p>While one Commissioner for Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation believes the concept is great, he also says some tweaking is needed before the Commonwealth joins the other states that are ready right now.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:37:09 +0000 Tommie McNeil 6508 at http://wvtf.org Human Trafficking Virginia Crime Report Published http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-crime-report-published <p>Each year the Virginia State Police issues an annual crime analysis breaking down incidents by location and type. The most recent analysis for crimes in 2013 puts a city at the top of the list that doesn’t think it belongs there.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:08:19 +0000 Tab O'Neal 6371 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Crime Report Published Pittsylvania County Moonshine Bust http://wvtf.org/post/pittsylvania-county-moonshine-bust <p>Law enforcement officials say a moonshine bust near Danville this week should result in multiple felony and misdemeanor indictments for a man caught with 339 gallons of illegal whiskey and 18 weapons.</p><p>It was part of a joint four-month investigation between the State’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.</p><p>The moonshine was found in the home of 63-year-old Ronald Bray, and was packaged in clear one-gallon containers similar to milk jugs.&nbsp; The firearms in his home were mainly rifles and shotguns.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:43:36 +0000 Connie Stevens 6256 at http://wvtf.org Pittsylvania County Moonshine Bust Expanding the Synthetic Drug List http://wvtf.org/post/expanding-synthetic-drug-list <p>Virginia lawmakers concede that it may be impossible to create and amend laws that crack down on the ever-changing illegal drug trade, but they're determined to be as proactive as possible to deter it and prosecute those behind it.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:27:56 +0000 Tommie McNeil 1651 at http://wvtf.org Expanding the Synthetic Drug List