Human Trafficking ring in Indianapolis busted

May 4, 2011

Indianapolis, IN - "Wednesday afternoon, federal authorities announced the bust of a major multi-state human trafficking ring which allegedly brought women in from across U.S. borders to work as prostitutes serving the Hispanic community on the northwest side of Indianapolis."

"It was revealed in court Tuesday that other suspects remain as fugitives and some were taken into custody in other jurisdictions. A total of 19 people were arrested. The operation focused on bringing women from Central America and worked among four Midwestern cities."

"Agents from the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force were present in the courtroom during the initial hearing. The two separate raids began at 2 p.m. Tuesday as officers and agents representing the FBI and backed up by IMPD departed the metro police northwest district headquarters near Lafayette Square Mall in caravans of 8-10 vehicles, including a truck packed with heavily armed and armored federal agents."

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