The FBI says in a news release Tuesday that the operation ran from Jan. 23 through Feb. 2. The FBI says it aimed to raise awareness by taking proactive steps to address the threat of sex trafficking before and during the Super Bowl.
The FBI says the arrests included 26 alleged traffickers and 34 people accused of trying to have sex with minors. The agency says nine juvenile sex-trafficking victims were recovered, and nine adult human trafficking victims were identified.
The FBI collaborated with more than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors' offices, as well as non-government organizations.