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Port Huron police arrest 20 people in prostitution and human trafficking sting

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 15:50:21-05

Port Huron police say they have arrested 20 people in connection to a prostitution and human trafficking sting in the blue water area.

According to police, the sting was led by the Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) which is comprised of members from Port Huron police, Marysville police, Michigan State Police, U.S. Customs and U.S. Border Patrol.

Police say over the past few months, NET has been investigating cases that were on social advertising sites like Backpage.com.

Then, NET focused the sting efforts on sites advertising prostitution services and those seeking services of a prostitute. The locations varied at different hotels and private residences in Port Huron and Marysville.

Undercover officers used sites to set up the stings and reverse stings, leading to the arrest on the 20 different people. Investigators are now looking into human trafficking that was uncovered during the investigation.