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By Lorenz Duchamps
The Epoch Times 

US marshals rescue 33 missing children in 'Operation Lost Angels'

 

Last updated 1/27/2021 at 3:25pm

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The operation, known as "Operation Interception" and resulted in 71 arrests, was created to "combat human trafficking leading up to the Super Bowl coming to Tampa in February 2021," HCSO Sheriff Chad Chronister tells reporters during a news briefing, Monday, Jan. 11.

More than 30 children were rescued by U.S. marshals from human trafficking in Southern California, including eight who were being sexually exploited, the FBI announced Friday, Jan. 22.

The multi-day joint agency "Operation Lost Angels" involved more than two dozen partner agencies and was initiated Monday, Jan. 11. The rescue operation recently culminated in the recovery of 33 children, Kristi K. Johnson, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office, said in a news release.

"Of the 33 children recovered, eight were being sexually exploited at the time of recovery," FBI...



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