Last night members of the Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit, Crimes Against Children Unit working with the Arlington Police Department and the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force captured multiple high value targets in the Boston Area. These men are the ringleaders in a multi-state human trafficking operation that had been smuggling women into Massachusetts to force them into the sex trade. This is not the first run in with the law, in 2014 one of these predators faced similar charges, including trafficking as well as multiple counts of rape. Clearly they were not rehabilitated.
Arrest #1: At about 10:25 PM on Friday, June 18,2021, members of the BPD Human Trafficking Unit and officers assigned to the BPD Crimes Against Children Unit in coordination with members of the Arlington Police Department and the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force arrested Kayleigh Santos, 32, of Providence, RI, in the area of 811 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston. The suspect was placed in custody without incident pursuant to an outstanding straight warrant sought out of East Boston District Court on charges of Human Trafficking and Deriving Support from Prostitution stemming from an ongoing investigation.
During the booking process, officers recovered four plastic bags of powdered heroin as well as a container of unidentified orange pills which will result in additional charges upon arraignment.
Arrest #2: At about 11:28 PM on Friday, June 18,2021, officers located and arrested a second suspect wanted in connection to this investigation, Marquis Campbell, 29, of Hyde Park, in the area of3699 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. The suspect was placed under arrest without incident by virtue of an arrest warrant issued out of Boston Municipal Court on charges of Human Trafficking.
Kayleigh Santos is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court while Marquis Campbell is expected to appear in Boston Municipal Court.