An undercover operation conducted by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has resulted in multiple arrests in the fight against human trafficking.
The MBI announced that the operation was conducted in Lauderdale County last Thursday and resulted in the arrests of two individuals and the recovery of four human trafficking victims.
- James T. Boylan, 43, was charged with Human Trafficking.
- Guy Hammonds, 52, was charged with Human Trafficking.
“The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will continue to plan and execute operations aimed at identifying human trafficking victims and separating them from their perpetrators,” Lieutenant Colonel Lee Morrison, Director of MBI, said. “This collaborative effort of state agencies and local departments ensures the success of our mission regarding human trafficking.”
The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Mississippi National Guard Counter-Drug Task Force and the Pearl Police Department also assisted in the operation.
If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.