GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 100 people across Mississippi have been rescued from human trafficking by a single organization. Susie Harvill, CEO of Advocates for Freedom in Gulfport, tells The Sun Herald the organization has rescued 105 victims in the state since it began in January 2011 and most... more »
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - A three-month investigation into narcotics trafficking in St. Helena Parish has resulted in the arrest of 12 men on a variety of drug charges. In a Thursday news release, state police said that working with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics unit they began an... more »
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man from Uzbekistan who was accused of running a 14-state human trafficking ring in Kansas City has pleaded guilty to four charges under a plea agreement in which he will serve at least 10 years in federal prison. Abrorkhodja Askarkhodjaev, 31, was facing more... more »
The Opelousas Police Dept in conjunction with the Gulf Coast HIDTA DEA Task Force is announcing that Mr. Don Paul “DUKE” Jackson of Opelousas has been sentenced to twenty years in Federal prison on Federal Drug trafficking charges. The sentencing is the result of the joint efforts between the... more »
Shreveport, La.: Dwight Anthony Reed, 52, of Bossier City, La., owner of a retail store formerly located in Pierre Bossier Mall in Bossier City, La., was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today. Reed was also sentenced... more »
UPDATE: Williams turned himself in to the Calcasieu Parish jail last night at 8 PM.
Eric Williams has been issued grand jury warrant for one count of indecent behavior with a child with a bond of $250,000 and one count of trafficking of children for sexual purposes... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ten billboards paid for by the federal government are going up in the New Orleans metropolitan area to alert people to the existence of human trafficking. The billboards are part of a campaign by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to highlight "the horrors and the prevalence... more »