Oakdale Police Department released details on social media of a recent operation in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Police Department aimed at combating human trafficking activity, resulting in multiple arrests throughout Stanislaus County.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office (LASO) Regional Trafficking Task Force spearheaded Operation Rebuild and Reclaim with the goal of cracking down on human trafficking.
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office hosted the operation with allied agencies, including OPD. Sixty members from county agencies participated in the effort to stop trafficking in Stanislaus County by providing LASO with data to crack down on perpetrators who target the most vulnerable in the community.
As a result, 64 people were arrested for human trafficking and other offenses in Stanislaus County, though none from Oakdale specifically. Two guns were confiscated along with drugs and drug paraphernalia.
In all, 450 people were arrested through the overall cooperative operation.