Inside Super Bowl Security: Prepping for Drone Swarms, Cyber Hits and Pickpockets
By Brenda Gazzar
February 11, 2022
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…Law enforcement officials and anti-trafficking groups are also watching for signs of human trafficking, including sex trafficking of minors with the influx of visitors and, sadly, potential clients for the big event.
“These guys who are street entrepreneurs running girls for sex take advantage of that,” said Ray Bercini, a retired L.A. County Sheriff’s detective and a lead coordinator for the L.A. Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce which represents victims and the nonprofit Saving Innocence, which aims to end the commercial exploitation of children.
Most of the girls are on a circuit and are moved from large cities like Los Angeles, to Las Vegas to Seattle to Chicago to Miami to New York, he said. The I-15 from L.A. to Vegas is “a pipeline” for trafficked youth. …