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Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-14 19:54:37-04

The FBI, along with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other sate law enforcement have announced the recovery of several Las Vegas children from human trafficking.

149 underage trafficking victims were recovered and 153 pimps were arrested in a nationwide human trafficking operation conducted throughout the United States last week.

The initiative, dubbed Operation Cross Country IX, is a national effort spearheaded by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, along with state and local law enforcement partners across the country. The initiative, now in its ninth year, targets the criminal enterprises responsible for the commercial sex trafficking of children.

In Las Vegas, FBI officials announced that 7 underage victims were recovered in Las Vegas and 2 underage victims were recovered in Reno, as part of the takedown.
 
Since the program’s inception, more than 4,800 children have been recovered from underage prostitution and prosecutors have obtained more than 2,000 convictions.