Joint Trafficking Operation In Memphis Leads To Arrests, Seizures

MEMPHIS – A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Unit, Memphis Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the office of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals and the seizure of weapons, drugs, vehicles, and cash.


Over a two-day period beginning January 21st, as part of an undercover investigation aimed at addressing human trafficking in the Memphis area, undercover officers placed decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex. The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors. As a result of the operation, agents and investigators arrested nine men and booked them into the Shelby County Jail.




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