Human-Trafficking Ring Crackdown: 510 Busted, 56 Rescued

By ABC 7. More than 500 suspects were arrested and 56 people were rescued during a statewide human-trafficking crackdown, officials said.

The Los Angeles County Regional Human Trafficking Task Forces announced the arrests of 510 suspects during the three-day sweep, called Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.

During the operation, which took place between Jan. 25 and 27, the task force said 45 adults and 11 girls were rescued.

Among the 510 suspects arrested, 30 are suspected traffickers and 178 are alleged “johns.”

The task force is housed by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and is a collaboration of more than 85 federal, state, county and local law enforcement and nonprofit community organizations. (Read more from “Human-Trafficking Ring Crackdown: 510 Busted, 56 Rescued” HERE)

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Salons and Cosmetology Schools Now Required to Post Human Trafficking Signs

By KXCAN. Cosmetology schools and salons now play a critical role in guiding human trafficking survivors to the right places.

A new law that took effect Thursday, Feb. 1 requires salons and schools to display a sign with information about available resources and services to anyone who is a trafficking victim. The sign was created by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

“I think its a really good opportunity for us to help people in situations that they might not otherwise feel comfortable talking about,” Laura Anderson said.

Anderson, who owns The Salon at the Domain, said this is a way they can help customers and clients. (Read more from “Salons and Cosmetology Schools Now Required to Post Human Trafficking Signs” HERE)

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