They call them the junkie hunters, the body snatchers

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They call them the junkie hunters, the body snatchers
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Addicts are being lured into sex-trafficking by Florida's fraudulent treatment centres — these are the schemes that have emerged in Florida's substance abuse treatment industry.

Addicts who are lured in from around the country seeking treatment are getting caught in a vicious cycle of predatory scams and violent abuse.

A multi-million dollar industry has emerged in the Sunshine state, funneling in victims to exploit for insurance fraud — many of whom are then sold for sex.

As overdoses sky-rocket across the country, this is the story of those getting rich off a nation-wide drug epidemic.

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