Human trafficking increase expected during Super Bowl

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida law enforcement officials expect human trafficking to increase during next month’s Super Bowl.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson, second from right, speaks during a meeting between law enforcement officials and hotel groups to announce a campaign to prevent human trafficking surrounding next month's Super Bowl NFL football game in the Miami area, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

They’re asking hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be alert and notify them of any suspicious activity.

Authorities said at a news conference Thursday that the people most often enslaved for sex work are young girls.

They note that events such as the Feb. 2 Super Bowl provide a perfect setting for trafficking.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says the way to stop trafficking is to enlist everyone’s help.

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