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.