JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) — The Missouri Attorney General is requesting millions of dollars to fight human trafficking and slavery across the U.S.
Chris Koster joins 43 other state attorneys general in asking for 15.8 million dollars to stop human and sex trafficking.
Deputy Attorney General Joe Dandurand says that human trafficking is a serious problem in Missouri and is very expensive to combat.
Also Missouri’s central location makes it especially vulnerable. “Missouri is an easy place for this to be a breeding ground, the St. Louis and Kansas City areas especially with the major interstates that go through them,” Dandurand said.
If appropriated, the Department of Justice will distribute funds to federal task forces to aid anti-slavery programs and victim services.
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