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Super Bowl crackdown on human trafficking yields 47 arrests and rescues of 22 victims

Twenty-two women trapped in human-trafficking operations were rescued during a Super Bowl crackdown on the crime, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced Thursday.

Five people were charged with trafficking — three of them accused of federal crimes and two charged with violating Florida law. Another 34 suspected accomplices or possible traffickers were arrested on trafficking-related charges, such as money laundering or drug possession. In addition, eight suspected “Johns” or sex buyers were arrested, Fernandez Rundle said.

“Trafficking survivors and other experts had previously warned us that our community would attract human traffickers that look to take advantage of the economic impact and influx of visitors produced by the Super Bowl itself,” Fernandez Rundle said. “That is why we joined forces with local, state and federal agencies and community organizations to tackle this threat successfully as one team.”

Click here to continue reading Miami Herald reporter Linda Roberts’ story.


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