YPD teams with FBI to combat underage human trafficking

YARMOUTH – As part of their ongoing strategy designed to focus on the crimes involving prostitution and human trafficking, the Yarmouth Police Department, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and several international law-enforcement partners, linked together last weekend as part of Operation Cross Country X.

Operation Cross Country X was an international investigation which focused on underage human trafficking.  The operation resulted in 82 minors being rescued here in the United States and 239 traffickers and their associates arrested Operations took place in a number of locations, including hotels, truck stops, and street corners all across America and beyond.

The Yarmouth Police Proactive Anti-Crime Unit and Detective Division, as well as members of the Dennis and Barnstable Police Departments worked closely with the FBI and members of cooperating motels here in our community.

Operation Cross Country X is the largest ever in the history of the initiative, with 55 FBI field offices and 74 Child Exploitation Task Forces representing more than 400 law enforcement organizations taking part in the operation.

The Yarmouth Police Department will continue to work with our partners in local, state, and federal Law Enforcement to actively address this crime in our community.  If anyone has information about prostitution and human trafficking please contact Yarmouth Police Department Detective David Schneeweis 508-775-0445 ext. 2118.

For additional information on Operation Cross Country X and the Innocence Lost initiative, please visit www.fbi.gov

Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police



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