277 Sex Traffickers Arrested, 84 Minors Recovered in Nation-Wide Sweep
At least 277 sex traffickers were arrested this week in nation-wide operations.
Via Reddit The Donald:
Tampa Bay Channel 10 reported that 120 were arrested in nationwide sting.
The FBI announced Wednesday it recovered 84 minors and arrested 120 suspects in a nationwide underage human trafficking operation.
FBI agents in the Tampa field office recovered one minor and arrested three human traffickers.
“We at the FBI have no greater mission than to protect our nation’s children from harm. Unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested—and the number of children recovered— reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray in a news release. “This operation isn’t just about taking traffickers off the street.
“It’s about making sure we offer help and a way out to these young victims who find themselves caught in a vicious cycle of abuse.”
The four-day sting marked the 11th FBI-led Operation Cross Country. This year’s operation took place in 55 FBI field offices. It also involved 78 state and local tasks forces.
FOX 5 in Georgia has says 60 were arrested in the state in recent raids.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said they arrested 60 people and recovered four juveniles in Georgia as part of a nationwide underage human trafficking sting.
Nationwide, 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers were arrested as a part of Operation Cross County XI, which ran from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15.
And US News reported that 277 were arrested in the sweep including an Air Force veteran, a retired police officer and a colonel in the Marine Corps.
A cancer surgeon, a teacher, a pediatrician, an Air Force veteran, a retired police officer and a colonel in the Marine Corps were among the nearly 300 people arrested in Florida in a massive prostitution sting, police say.
The undercover human trafficking operation, which was called “Operation No Tricks, No Treats” and ran from Oct. 10-15, netted 277 people, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.