Police make three human trafficking arrests during Super Bowl weekend

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:32pm

Human trafficking is the second-largest criminal industry in the world.

Here at home, there are trafficking hot spots in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Police worked over the Super Bowl weekend and made a multitude of arrests associated with trafficking.

A total of 80 arrests were made over that weekend as a part of Operation: Innocent Lost.

Three people were arrested on human trafficking charges; however, there are many other crimes involved with human trafficking, which is what drove the arrest number so high. Some of the arrests were made for robbery; possession of drugs, selling of drugs, etc.

A total of five victims were rescued during the operation over the weekend as well.

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