HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – It’s a first known incident at the Huntsville International Airport. An elaborate plan to traffic a 21-year-old comes to a sudden halt. Airport officials coming to the young woman’s rescue crediting their “see something, say something” protocol.
It all began in the airport’s parking garage. A mother was upset because she couldn’t find her car. She just dropped off her daughter at the airport for a modeling gig and was emotional. That’s when an airport official ran into her and to try and calm her down she began asking questions. That’s when she realized something wasn’t adding up.
“Young girls, big dreams. They want to get out of a small town, she had bought in,” said Huntsville International Airport public relations and customer service manager Jana Kuner. The young woman’s modeling dream comes to an end inside the Huntsville International Airport. “She shares with me, ‘wow they are sending me a lot of texts.’ The texts were, where are you? Who are you with? Have you boarded the plane?”
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed the people on the other side of the phone were human traffickers. Kuner said she walking back from the parking garage on the way to her office when she learned about the young woman headed to Phoenix to meet with a so-called modeling agency.