213 Arrested In Florida Human Trafficking Bust

  • Police in Florida have arrested more than 200 people in connection with a human trafficking enterprise after a week-long operation by multiple agencies.
  • Following a week-long operation that ran from Feb. 6-12, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with other agencies, arrested 213 individuals on suspicions of human trafficking, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a press conference Thursday.
  • “In addition to the human trafficking arrests — the prostitution arrests — we had drugs, we had guns, we had prostitution, we had Johns,” the sheriff stated, adding that police rescued 24 women who had been trafficked.