Operation Cross Country, the FBI’s annual law enforcement action
focused on recovering underage victims of prostitution and drawing the
public’s attention to the problem of sex trafficking at home and abroad,
has concluded with the recovery of 84 sexually exploited juveniles and
the arrests of 120 traffickers.
Now in its 11th iteration,
Operation Cross Country has expanded beyond the United States, with
Canada, the United Kingdom, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Thailand
undertaking similar operations. Their efforts were coordinated with the
FBI and its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners—along
with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)—during the four-day law enforcement action that ended October 15.