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MBPD: Human trafficking and involuntary servitude reported

Myrtle Beach police responded to a report of human trafficking and involuntary servitude on Wednesday morning, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 10:30 a.m. to an apartment complex at 2000 Greens Blvd. to investigate after a Myrtle Beach detective was forwarded a phone complaint from someone at the U.S. Bureau of Justice, police said.

The complaint alleged that 11 people were being forced to work under the threat of visa termination, authorities said.

Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, said that no further details about the case were available on Thursday morning.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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