TAMPA (CBSMiami) – A human trafficking investigation in Florida has landed 85 people under arrest.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff says the people were arrested during Operation Trade Secrets.
“Let this operation serve as a warning for those who exploit others for sex,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Our message for anyone involved in this despicable practice of human trafficking; stop. Because we’re coming for you.”
Charges for those arrested in the operation range from human trafficking, sex trade related charges, practicing massage without a license, possession of counterfeit currency and possession of child pornography.
The multi-faced operation was aimed at identifying victims and addressing the way they were trafficked.