Eight arrested in connection with human trafficking operation

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. -- Authorities in eastern Nebraska say they arrested eight people after a human trafficking investigation. 

The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says they conducted an operation in the area of Highway 50 and I-80 outside of Omaha on August 1st to identify victims of human trafficking and deter prostitution in the area. 

The sheriff's office was helped by the Omaha, Papillion and Council Bluffs police departments, Nebraska State Patrol and the FBI. 

Eight adults were arrested on 10 charges. 

Authorities say the goal of the operation was to identify people involved in human trafficking and help those wishing to escape that life.