U.S.: 25 arrested in Orange County in charge of human-trafficking
Sept.22, Orlando: Twenty-five people have been charged in connection with a human-trafficking and drug ring operation in Orange County in California.
Agents with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations task force on Monday announced a major crime ring takedown in Orange County. The bust was the culmination of a two-year-long investigation that started after law enforcement received a report of a human trafficking and drug organization operating in the county.
They have charged 25 people in connection with a human-trafficking and drug ring operation in the County. Casey King, 29, was fatally shot in front of a suspected drug house on last Tuesday. Two days later, MBI agents served search warrants at seven target houses countywide.
Officials said eight victims have been rescued. One of the victims is a 17-year-old girl who had been trafficked since she was 15, said Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Detectives seized guns, two of which were stolen, cash and street drugs, such as heroin. Authorities said ringleaders used the heroin to keep these sex workers addicted and enslaved.
The Oslo Times