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: Minnesota Weather: After Severe Weather Chance Sunday Night, Monday's High Will Be Coolest Since May
In the operation, 18 trafficking victims were recovered from trafficking situations and offered help through victim services.READ MORE: George Floyd Square, Uptown Intersection Reopen To Traffic
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: St. Paul's Sanneh Foundation Damaged In Overnight Fire
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