Criminal Law

48 People Arrested in San Diego Human Trafficking Operation

Law enforcement in San Diego, California, rescued eight children and arrested 48 individuals as part of a human trafficking operation, officials announced Tuesday.

Since Jan. 9, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies said they completed 17 operations in the San Diego area as part of “Operation Better Pathways.” Members of the task force used video surveillance and undercover units to monitor neighborhoods and identify victims, as well as potential traffickers or buyers, law enforcement said in a press conference.

“There’s a focus on reducing demand, but really the focus is dealing with the traffickers – the people who are basically (enslaving) these women to go out there and perform sex acts for money – and then also trying to get these women onto better pathways,” San Diego Police Department Lt. Adam Sharki told Nexstar’s KSWB.

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