17 individuals arrested in multi-agency sting operation targeting trafficking in Georgia

The operation was coordinated by the GBI’s Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit (HEAT), Richmond Hills Police Department, Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division, according to a release. Officials stated that police provided resources to 10 sex workers.

According to GBI officials,

“Operation Not for Sale” involved months of planning and the collaboration of four law enforcement agencies to combat human trafficking. The arrestees, ranging in age from 21 to 49, traveled from areas around Bryan County, GA with the intent to purchase sex or sell sex.

The goal of “Operation Not for Sale” was to draw in sex buyers for demand reduction and draw in sex workers to offer services. The objective was to identify and arrest pimps and human traffickers through this two-fold approach. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) also assisted in providing resources to the victims.

The GBI has announced a series of arrests for charges related to pimping.

Davron Jamaal Hinton, a 37-year-old resident of Jacksonville, FL.

Oswaldo Rodriguez Rameriz, aged 33, resides in Savannah, GA.

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The GBI reported that 14 individuals were arrested and charged by the police for pandering.

Steven Ray Snelson, a 45-year-old resident of Hinesville, GA,

Antonio Babbs, a 45-year-old individual based in Hinesville, GA,

James Rush, a 49-year-old individual from Richmond Hill, GA,

Mario Romero, a 33-year-old resident of Claxton, GA,

Alberto Jay Vadi, a 42-year-old resident of Savannah, GA, was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).

Rakshit Ravi Ramteke, a 21-year-old resident of Savannah, GA,

Miles Diede, a 29-year-old resident of Savannah, GA,

Chiragkumar Patel, a 36-year-old resident of Savannah, GA,

Jason Manuel Herrera, a 39-year-old resident of Savannah, GA, has been arrested on a drug charge.

George Foster Sharpe, a 38-year-old resident of Savannah, GA,

David Herrera Truijillo, a 37-year-old resident of Eden, GA,

Juan Mora Flores, a 48-year-old resident of Washington,

Samuel De’Antayke Sawyer, a 24-year-old resident of Richmond Hill, GA,

Seyth Allan Cambron, who is 32 years old, resides in Savannah, GA. He currently has an outstanding warrant and is facing a drug charge.

According to officials from the GBI, there are more arrests anticipated in connection with the ongoing investigation.

If you have any information, please reach out to the GBI’s HEAT Unit at 404-270-8433, the Richmond Hill Police Department at 912-756-5645, or the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office at 912-756-3177.

If you come across any form of human trafficking in Georgia, it is crucial to report it immediately to the statewide human trafficking hotline at 1-866-ENDHTGA. Trained law enforcement agents, advocates, and first responders are ready to answer your call 24/7.

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