Alert American Airlines Agent Saves 2 Girls from Possible Human Trafficker

By Anna Breuer on 16 February 2018
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IMG_1317An American Airlines ticketing agent at Sacramento International Airport is being credited on Friday with thwarting the plans of a man believed to be involved in human trafficking.

Denise Miracle told local television reporters in Sacramento that red flags went up when two young girls presented themselves at her counter with first-class tickets to New York. The girls, aged 15 and 17, had no identification and no adult chaperones. The tickets were one-way only and had been purchased with a stolen credit card.

The agent summoned local police, who spoke to the girls and learnt that the tickets had been given to them by a man named “Drey” whom they had met on Instagram, who promised them modeling jobs that would include music videos.

Some airline personnel have been trained to recognize the signs of human trafficking, which include looking for young people traveling with someone who does not appear to be a parent or relative; children or adults who appear battered or bruised; and people traveling with someone who appear particularly frightened or nervous.

In 2016, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that it arrested over 2,000 human traffickers and identified 400 victims.

The two girls in Sacramento were reunited with their parents but the whereabouts of “Drey” remain unknown.

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