8 rescued, 3 arrested in human trafficking operation at truck stops, authorities say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At least three people were arrested and eight people rescued — including two children — following a human trafficking operation Friday night at two St. Joseph truck stops, according to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Five women, one man, a 2-year-old and an infant were rescued in the operation at Bucky’s and Love’s Travel Stop, according to a news release from Schmitt’s office. They were given services including food, lodging, medical services and counseling. “This unprecedented success should send clear a message to traffickers: you are not welcome in Missouri, and …

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