COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies rescued nine human trafficking victims and two children during an operation at a Missouri hotel, authorities said Saturday.
“We’re working every single day to make Missouri the most inhospitable state in the union to human traffickers, and last night’s operation was another step towards that goal,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said.
Both children were under the age of 10, said Chris Nuelle, spokesman for the attorney general’s office.
Law enforcement authorities released few details, citing the ongoing investigation.
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