Five human trafficking victims were recovered in a multi department weekend sweep of the Kalamazoo area.

Michigan State Police along with the Kalamazoo Human Trafficking Task Force conducted a multi department sweep throughout the weekend. There were 20 subjects considered as possible human trafficking victims. Of them, 5 were identified and recovered.

Michigan State Police were joined by the FBI, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the Kalamazoo Township Police Department, the Portage Police Department, the Allegan County Sheriff, Kalamazoo Area Victims Services, the YWCA as well as others.

Anyone with information about any adult or child who may be a victim of human trafficking or is at risk of becoming one, you should call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733, available 24 hours a day. For an immediate emergency always call 911.