Oak Grove [near Kansas City] Police Department officers rescued 10 women and three children as part of a human trafficking operation in Missouri.
The police department said during the Oct. 23 operation, which was also conducted by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 10 women were contacted and offered victim services, while the three children, all under 5 years of age, were taken into protective custody and released to the Missouri Department of Social Services.
The investigation also resulted in the arrest of five men.
The department didn’t release any further details on the operation, as the investigation is ongoing.
Investigators told KCTV News that officers from the police department had noticed odd activity at truck stops off I-70 and called the Missouri State Highway Patrol for backup…