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Nov 17, 2021

TABC Chairman Kevin Lilly Discusses Human Trafficking on National Program

HOUSTON — Chairman of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Kevin J. Lilly discussed human trafficking in Texas and the importance of preventing these crimes on a recent episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight.

“These are situations where you have 300,000 individuals in Texas based upon a University of Texas study are being trafficked in Texas now,” Lilly said on Tucker Carlson Tonight. 

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TABC is on the front lines of dismantling human trafficking organizations with connections to the alcoholic beverage industry. The Commission’s authority gives agents the unparalleled ability to uncover criminal enterprises that use bars, clubs, restaurants and other businesses to hide their illegal activity.

Since 2013, the agency has canceled the liquor permits of more than 130 businesses accused of engaging in organized crime, including human trafficking, narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

Read about TABC’s mission to combat trafficking.