.

Long Beach Police Arrest 60 Accused of Human Trafficking

Detectives freed two girls and woman from their alleged captors, police said.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Long Beach police today announced 60 arrests made over the weekend as a part of an operation with FBI agents to target pimps and human traffickers.

Detectives freed two girls and a woman from their alleged captors, police said.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, and three others were arrested on suspicion of pimping. The other arrests were for prostitution and drug-related crimes, police said.

The effort was a part of Operation Cross Country VIII, a four-day, nationwide effort in 106 cities. So far, 168 juveniles have been separated from about 280 pimps, who are being prosecuted.

--City News Service


Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »