UPDATE: From the three locations combined, a total of 7 adult females were identified as victims of human trafficking and removed from the businesses. They were immediately paired with services to ensure their well-being and safety.

No arrests were made yesterday, and the investigation is still on-going.

Joplin, Mo. -- (2/8/2018) The Joplin Police Department served three search warrants as part of an ongoing human trafficking investigation on Thursday.

The search warrants were served at 2906 South Main, 500 East 32nd Suite 4 and 1329 East 32nd Street Suite 5. These locations are businesses that are operating as massage parlors.

JPD will not be releasing any further details on the ongoing investigation.

(Media Release)