3-day human-trafficking sting in California leads to 339 arrests | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


3-day human-trafficking sting in California leads to 339 arrests

Hidden in plain sight all across California are human traffickers and their victims. Operation Reclaim and Rebuild is a mission to end human trafficking and help victims caught in the system.

"A lot of them do what they do for survival," said Ray Bercini, Los Angeles County sheriff's detective.

The statewide operation spanned three days, 93 agencies and requires hundreds of law enforcement officers.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department started their undercover operation in unincorporated Pasadena. It's an area where deputies reveal people often go to pay for sex. A handful of undercover police officers, also known as decoys, are used to lure unsuspecting johns.

During ABC7's time with the L.A. County sheriff's detectives, we witnessed multiple men pull up to the curb and engage with the undercover decoys.

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