9 people arrested in prostitution sting in west Laredo
Apr 30, 2010
May 1, 2010
Police bust up a prostitution ring in west Laredo, arresting 9 people. On Thursday evening, members of the police narcotics and vice unit worked the special detail in west Laredo. Officers were specifically targeting San Bernardo which is a known area for prostitution. The objective was to locate, identify and arrest anyone soliciting prostitution. Eight females and one male were arrested for soliciting money for sex from an undercover police officer. When police took all nine to booking they brought in scan counselors to offer them services. They include HIV screening, substance abuse education and, mental health services. In the hopes of remedying an ongoing problem in the community, the police department arranged for the counselors to interview the individuals. The interviews were strictly on voluntary basis on the part of the arrested people.