According to New York officials, nearly 200 arrests had already been made leading up to the Super Bowl game on Sunday, and authorities said that they busted a criminal ring offering super-cocaine and prostitutes, The Times reported.
It is difficult to ascertain the exact number of trafficking cases in a given year or place because so much of it goes unreported. In 2012, the Polaris Project, a nonprofit organization that works to combat human trafficking, received 20,652 calls reporting trafficking to its hotline, 330 of which were from New Jersey, chief executive Bradley Myles was quoted as saying.
International sporting events like the World Cup and the Olympics are notorious for sex-trafficking issues as well, authorities added.
By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)