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Local News Release

September 4, 2018

DPS Special Agents Arrest 13 for Prostitution

EL PASO – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division Special Agents conducted a human trafficking operation in the El Paso area on August 27 through August 30. The four-day operation focused on suspects accused of knowingly agreeing to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct. As a result of the operation, DPS Special Agents arrested 13 men who were charged with prostitution (Penal Code 43.02).

The following individuals were arrested in connection with the case:

To report suspected human trafficking or criminal activity in Texas, call the DPS Texas Joint Crime Information Center at 1-844-643-2251 or report activity at iWatchTexas

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