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Human trafficking: What to look for and how to report

Department of Homeland Security

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

While an unfortunate reality, officials say trafficking incidents occur daily across the United States.

With large gatherings such as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and hunting season coming up, incidents of human trafficking may increase in South Dakota.

Mary Beth Holzwarth, South Dakota human trafficking coordinator with the Division of Criminal Investigations, is on a mission to prevent this crime. She says there are some key things to look for when determining what could be a potential trafficking incident.

More information can be found at Polaris Project and Blue Campaign.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888

Jackie is based out of SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.