Ministers are considering introducing a change in the law to make it easier to prosecute perpetrators of human trafficking.
The Herald understands a charge of human trafficking as a criminal aggravation on top of other charges is being looked at as a way of tackling those who traffic women for the sex trade.
The plans are now at the discussion stage and will have to wait until the next parliamentary term. But the moves have been welcomed by campaigners concerned at the lack of convictions in Scotland.
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