Police arrest 21 in Kansas City-area human trafficking sting

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Police in the Kansas City area say they arrested 21 people during a human trafficking sting last week.

The Independence Police Department said on Facebook that the department's Criminal Investigation Unit and the Department of Homeland Security conducted the operation near the Interstate 70 and Noland Road corridor on November 13 and 14.

Here are the total of arrests and charges:

  • Human Trafficking (federal): 2
  • Prostitution: 13
  • Patronizing Prostitution: 1
  • Felon in Possession (federal): 2
  • Felony Drug Possession: 2
  • City Drug Offense: 5
  • Aiding in the Commission of a Misdemeanor: 5
  • Felony Fleeing: 1
  • Endangerment of a Child:2
  • Disorderly Conduct: 1
  • Warrants: 26

  • Human Trafficking Victims Rescued: 1
  • Sex Offenders Arrested: 1
  • Firearms Recovered: 2

  • Total number of people arrested: 21
  • Total number of criminal charges: 34
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