Section 257. Human trafficking

Any person who by violence, threats, taking advantage of a vulnerable situation or other improper conduct forces, exploits or deceives another person into/for
  1. a.
    prostitution or other sexual services,
  2. b.
    labour or services, including begging,
  3. c.
    active military service in a foreign country, or
  4. d.
    consenting to the removal of one of the person's internal organs,

shall be punished for human trafficking with imprisonment for a term not exceeding six years.

The same penalty shall be applied to any person who
  1. a.
    facilitates such force, exploitation or deception as specified in the first paragraph by procuring, transporting or receiving the person,
  2. b.
    otherwise contributes to the force, exploitation or deception, or
  3. c.
    provides payment or any other advantage to obtain consent for such a course of action from a person who has authority over the aggrieved person, or who receives such payment or advantage.
Any person who commits an act as specified in the first or second paragraph against a person who is under 18 years of age shall be subject to punishment regardless of whether the act involved violence, threats, taking advantage of a vulnerable situation or other improper conduct. Any person who was ignorant of the fact that the aggrieved person was under 18 years of age shall be subject to a penalty if he/she may be held to blame in any way for such ignorance.