MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Eleven people are in custody following an undercover operation targeting sex trafficking in the Twin Cities.
According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, its Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force conducted the two-day undercover operation this week, and targeted those who are looking to buy or sell people for sex.READ MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
In the operation, 18 trafficking victims were recovered from trafficking situations and offered help through victim services.READ MORE: Warsame Abdihoosh Charged In Fatal Shooting At Busy East St. Paul Shopping Area
Three people were arrested for sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution while eight people were arrested for solicitation of a minor or solicitation of prostitution under 16 years of age.MORE NEWS: State Of Minnesota Offer Pfizer Booster Shots, Alongside Places Like Hy-Vee, Thrifty White
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