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10 Men Arrested in Shelby County Human Trafficking Sting

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala.(WDNews) – Ten men are now facing charges after a major human trafficking operation in Shelby County.

Earlier in the month of May, the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, in collaboration with Hoover Police Department detectives, conducted a major operation to tackle human trafficking. Investigators reported that these men were arrested and charged with prohibited activities related to sex trafficking and prostitution.

Lt. Smith explained that such operations require weeks or even months of preparation. However, the efforts are worth it, as they have managed to rescue numerous victims who thought they had no hope.

“There are so many women out there, so many victims who need help,” he said. “They are being forced into sex labor and have no way out. We feel it is our duty to assist them, get them help, and get them out of that situation.”