Operation Not for Sale Nets 17 Arrests in Major Coastal Georgia Sex Trafficking Sting


🚨 The Gist: In a significant crackdown on sex trafficking, Richmond Hill police have arrested 17 individuals, including three accused of pimping and 14 of pandering, following a coordinated undercover operation.

🔍 The Details: The multi-agency operation, named “Operation Not for Sale,” targeted sex traffickers and buyers in the Bryan County area. This collaborative effort involved the GBI’s Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit, Richmond Hill Police Department, Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, and Georgia’s Department of Public Safety. Three individuals were charged with pimping, and 14 were charged with pandering. The operation also provided resources to 10 sex workers, emphasizing victim support alongside law enforcement.

👮The Arrests: Police arrested and charged three people with pimping: 

  • Davron Jamaal Hinton, age 37, of Jacksonville, FL 
  • Oswaldo Rodriguez Rameriz, age 33, of Savannah 
  • Karolay Karlay Rosalin Arraez Romero, age 23 

Police arrested and charged 14 people with pandering: 

  •  Steven Ray Snelson, age 45, of Hinesville
  • Antonio Babbs, age 45, of Hinesville
  • James Rush, age 49, of Richmond Hill
  • Mario Romero, age 33, of Claxton
  • Alberto Jay Vadi, age 42, of Savannah (DUI) 
  • Rakshit Ravi Ramteke, age 21, of Savannah
  • Miles Diede, age 29, of Savannah
  • Chiragkumar Patel, age 36, of Savannah 
  • Jason Manuel Herrera, age 39, of Savannah (Drug Charge) 
  • George Foster Sharpe, age 38, of Savannah 
  • David Herrera Truijillo, age 37, of Eden 
  • Juan Mora Flores, age 48, of Washington 
  • Samuel De’Antayke Sawyer, age 24, of Richmond Hill
  • Seyth Allan Cambron, age 32, of Savannah (Outstanding Warrant & Drug Charge) 

Additional charges and arrests may follow.  

🌍 In Context: “Operation Not for Sale” reflects a growing emphasis on combating human trafficking through coordinated law enforcement actions.

📌 Why It Matters: This operation highlights the ongoing issue of human trafficking and the sex trade, bringing attention to both the criminal elements and the victims involved.

🤝 What You Can Do: Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any suspected human trafficking activities. The Georgia statewide human trafficking hotline is 1-866-ENDHTGA, available 24/7 for reporting and support.

🔮 What’s Next?: Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming as the investigation continues. The operation serves as a warning to those involved in human trafficking, signaling intensified efforts against such activities.

🔗 Go Deeper: For more information on human trafficking and ways to help combat it, you can visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline’s website at humantraffickinghotline.org.

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