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FBI announces sex trafficking arrests in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The FBI says two underage victims have been rescued and three pimps arrested in the Omaha area as part of a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking.

In all, the FBI said Tuesday, 21 people were arrested in Omaha as part of the Operation Cross Country IX. The effort was led by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Department and various other local departments in the Omaha area worked as part of the task force in the effort.

The FBI says the national sting was conducted in 135 cities. Altogether, authorities rescued 149 minors and arrested 153 pimps.

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