MESA, Ariz. - The Mesa Police Department said it arrested six men in an undercover prostitution bust.
Police said officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites commonly used by suspects seeking illegal sex acts. When suspects showed up at the location included in the ad for sex, they were arrested.
This undercover bust was named Operation Sleigh Ride. The Mesa Police Department said it conducts these operations each year in an effort to reduce the demand that fuels human sex trafficking in the local community.
Police said suspects, like the ones arrested in Operation Sleigh Ride, willing to solicit sex acts for money, fuel that demand.
According to Mesa police, the men arrested were: Raul Chavez-Escalante, 24, Tony Gordon, 40, Hari Lubovac, 42, Harpreet Singh, 48, Jesus Felix, 52, and Adrian Peric, 57.