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Immigration officials to release info on sex trafficking sting in Havasu, Bullhead

LAKE HAVASU CITY – Homeland Security officials will speak with the press Tuesday morning at the Lake Havasu City Police Department, where law enforcement representatives will provide a clearer picture of an alleged human trafficking ring in Mohave County.

Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials worked with Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City police departments in serving search and arrest warrants at massage parlors and homes. During the course of their investigation, seven Mohave County residents were taken into custody on charges including sex trafficking, money laundering and facilitating prostitution, according to ICE public affairs representative Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe.

One unidentified Chinese citizen was rescued during the operation, the Mohave Daily News reported Saturday.

Further information is expected to be released at Tuesday’s press conference, to take place at 11 a.m. Attendance will be limited to credentialed media representatives only.

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

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