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2 arrested for human trafficking in Burlington, police say

Police said a child who immigrated to the United States was forced to work and give his earnings to two relatives.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police arrested a man and woman accused of human trafficking. 

On Jan. 2, officers began investigating a missing child case. When they found the child, they learned the child had immigrated to the United States and was staying with family members, according to a release. 

Police said shortly after the child arrived, his relatives gave him a fake ID and forced him to work at an area business while they kept all the money he earned. 

Investigators arrested Gloria Arely Garcia, 35, and Jose Isaac Flores- Angel, 23, in connection to the case. Both have been charged with human trafficking and involuntary servitude. Both have been released on bond. 

Credit: Burlington Police