COLUMBIA, Mo. — Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a successful human trafficking operation Friday night at the Holiday Inn East in Columbia.

Nine victims were rescued, and authorities made contact with two children, according to a report. Two suspects were detained, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Attorney General’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and other local, state and federal agencies collaborated in the effort.

The victims were offered victim services, including food, lodging, onsite medical services, counseling/therapy and drug rehabilitation.

By Joseph Franklin

We blog about human trafficking and child porn cases. If you have any information on the situation please feel free to call the nation human trafficking hotline at 1-888-7888

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