CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Iowa law enforcement agencies on Thursday, into Friday morning, participated in a multi-state operation that resulted in 102 arrests and identified 47 victims of human trafficking.
Agencies from Iowa, in particular, executed 10 search warrants, identified five businesses involved in human trafficking, made 11 arrests and seized a large quantity of U.S. currency.
Operation United Front utilized “sting” operations to rescue victims and sex workers, and arrested perpetrators of human trafficking across multiple states. The operation was coordinated by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
“Human trafficking uniquely affects Iowa