Iowa Law Enforcement Conducts Multi-State Human Trafficking Operation

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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Iowa law enforcement agencies participated in a multi-state human trafficking operation.

A press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety and Local Agencies says 102 people were arrested and 47 victims were identified.

“Human trafficking uniquely affects Iowa given our proximity to major metropolitan areas like Kansas City and Chicago and the intersection of two major interstate systems,” said Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens. “As a result, we know human trafficking is happening in Iowa and that it occurs in a variety of settings."

Agencies from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin participated in the operation.

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