September 23, 2023

MARTINEZ — Federal and state authorities within the Bay Space arrested 9 folks and recognized 21 victims of human trafficking over a two-week interval as a part of a nationwide operation, officers introduced at a Wednesday information convention.

Dubbed Operation Cross Nation, the annual anti-human trafficking marketing campaign originated within the Bay Space 13 years in the past and has since gone nationwide. At a information convention headed by the FBI and each District Legal professional’s workplaces in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, officers stated they couldn’t talk about particular case info, simply the numbers.

Of the 21 victims recognized, 4 had been youngsters and 17 had been adults, authorities stated. Contra Costa District Legal professional Diana Becton stated prices had been “forthcoming” towards the 9 folks arrested however hadn’t been filed but.