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In a Multi-State Human Trafficking Operation, 47 Victims Were Rescued and 102 Were Arrested

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt revealed on Friday that a human trafficking operation involving 12 states had rescued 47 victims and arrested 102 people.

In a statement, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office said, “Using both buyer-centric and victim-centric “sting” human trafficking operations, Missouri and participating states were able to rescue 47 victims and sex workers, provide needed medical services to 41, and arrest 102 across the country in connection with human trafficking.”

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The operation rescued victims and made arrests in 12 states, according to information released by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.

Four victims have been rescued in Missouri, and two people have been arrested.
One victim has been rescued in Illinois, and three people have been arrested.
11 people have been arrested in Iowa, and a huge sum of money has been recovered.
21 adult victims were saved, 2 kid victims were rescued, and 46 arrests were made in Kentucky.
8 people have been rescued in Minnesota, and three people have been arrested.
Seven arrests have been made in Nebraska.
Six people have been rescued in North Dakota, and three people have been arrested.
One victim has been rescued, and seven people have been arrested in Oklahoma.
Four arrests have been made in Tennessee.
Four victims have been rescued in Texas, and two people have been arrested.
Five arrests have been made in Wisconsin.
Nine arrests have been made in South Dakota.

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol led Operation United Front, which included law enforcement agencies from Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.

The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations were also involved in the investigation.

While each state conducted its own operation at the same time, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office functioned as the major communications center to coordinate other states’ activities.

Missouri also provided training and information to partner states on how to best conduct these operations.

 

Source
www.ago.mo.gov www.wbtv.com www.theepochtimes.com

Margaret Taylor

Experienced communications professional with 10 years of experience in international journalism.

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