Sep 10 2019
State and Federal Officials Launch Unified Effort to Prosecute Traffickers, Support Victims
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., supports the new statewide Mississippi Human Trafficking Council announced today by U.S. Attorneys Michael Hurst and William Lamar. The Council will coordinate efforts between the U.S. Department of Justice, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and the Mississippi House of Representatives to prevent trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute criminals.
“Human trafficking plagues communities across the country, including many in Mississippi,” Wicker said. “This new council demonstrates the commitment by our state and the federal government to combat this barbaric practice aggressively. By working together and sharing information, we can support more victims and put more traffickers behind bars.”