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Indiana State Police crack down on human trafficking

Indiana law enforcement agencies are now teaching people how to spot signs of human trafficking.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 6:30 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 6:49 PM

INDIANA (WLFI) — Indiana law enforcement agencies are now teaching people how to spot signs of human trafficking.

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Between Jan. 22 through Jan. 26, Indiana State police will join Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio officers to crack down on human trafficking.

Their mission is to educate drivers on the warning signs of suspicious behavior.

Sgt. Kim Riley says Tippecanoe County does not deal with this issue often but has found people being transported in the back of a truck carrier before. He says drivers should be aware of their surroundings when stopping at rest areas or gas stations.

"If they see something that just looks weird, like you see someone getting out of a semi-trailer truck using restrooms at the rest park, or something like that we want you to call us and let us know," Riley said.

Tippecanoe County has not seen many issues with trafficking but Riley says that Indiana has many interstates that lead in many different directions. These making it easier for trafficking to spread.

If you see or hear any suspicious activity, Riley says to report it to the police.

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