FBI: 120 arrested for human trafficking in joint operation

This was a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The FBI says in total, 120 traffickers were arrested.

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 9:02 AM
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 9:02 AM

INDIANA (WTHI) - Several human traffickers in Indiana have been caught.

They were part of a nation-wide crackdown called ‘Operation Cross Country 11.’

This was a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The FBI says in total, 120 traffickers were arrested.

Agents staged in places like hotels, truck stops, and even online to bust suspects.

Officials report this effort saved 84 minors.

Victims in these investigations are given resources, like health and mental care.

The FBI says in Indiana, suspects were identified or arrested in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and South Bend.

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