O.A.T.H. Coalition Fights Human Trafficking In Oklahoma

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 5:08 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Law enforcement and Tulsa city leaders met at OSU Tulsa Tuesday to learn about human trafficking.

Organizers taught officers things like how to spot signs that someone is being held against their will.

Once thought of as an international problem, affecting the poorest countries in the world, Oklahomans Against Human Trafficking, or the O.A.T.H. Coalition, said human trafficking is a problem in Oklahoma too.

"It's also a big problem in Oklahoma because of where we lie. I-35 and I-44 are corridors of transport and movement throughout the nation," said Mark Elam, Oath Coalition.

Officials say it's going to take more than law enforcement to put an end to trafficking. They say parents can help by talking their kids about this problem.

To learn more about human trafficking and what you can do, check out the Oath Coalition website.