The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that countering human trafficking is a high priority for the agency. In conjunction with state and local agencies, the FBI arrested 28 men in a week-long FBI sting in south Reno – one of the larger busts the FBI said they have made.
Aaron Rouse, Special Agent in Charge, Las Vegas, said: “I would love there to be a day where this is not necessary, but those people who are going to target our youth -- they are not going to get away with it.”
According to Rouse, this is just the first step in a longer operation to crack down on trafficking.
Rouse would not comment on specific cases because he said it may prejudice a jury and there are still expected to be ongoing FBI operations.
The FBI has asked parents in the Reno area to help provide tips and offered their top line address at: https://www.fbi.gov/tips.