The Southaven Police Department assisted with state law enforcement officials in an undercover operation in the city that targeted human trafficking.
The Mississippi Attorney General’s office Monday announced the arrests of seven people arrested last week when the sting took place.
Among the agencies taking part in the operation were the Mississippi.Bureau of Investigation Special Victims Unit, FBI, and Homeland Security Investigations, in addition to Southaven Police and the state Attorney General.
“Human trafficking has no place in our communities,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch, “and, it is one of my highest priorities to put an end to it in Mississippi. I would like to thank the many law enforcement officers and prosecutors who assisted in this operation for their hard work and continued dedication to protecting our State’s most vulnerable. The Attorney General’s Office will continue to work aggressively with private and public local, state, and federal partners to continue our mission to end human trafficking in Mississippi.”
Names of those arrested have not been released by officials.
Mississippi Attorney General’s Office news release contributed to this item.