Friday, June 17, 2011

Call leads to possible human trafficking scheme (Beaumont Enterprise)

Call leads to possible human trafficking scheme
Published 07:46 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2011

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino County sheriff's officials are investigating a possible human trafficking scheme in Rancho Cucamonga.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman says a dispatcher got a phone call from a Spanish speaking man on Friday who said he and several others were being held against their will at a home.

The cell phone call dropped before the dispatcher could get more information.

Detectives worked with the cell phone company to narrow down the caller's location to a residence which they searched on Friday afternoon.

They arrested two men and are interviewing six Hispanic victims found at the home.

Bachman says they appeared to be in good condition.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

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