Caught, cuffed, and taken into custody as Local 10 cameras rolled: one alleged prostitute and one alleged pimp.
A Broward County Sheriff's deputy helped drag them in while working disguised as an escort over the internet.
"It's steady business, they keep coming. We might be here all night," Detective Jennifer Weir says.
More than 300 people were arrested in Broward County over the past two days in what the sheriff's office calls "Operation March Mayhem."
Several law enforcement agencies targeted drug dealers, prostitutes, a marijuana grow house and people with child pornography on their computers. In total, 301 people were arrested.
Detectives with the Metro Broward Drug Task Force shut down a West Park marijuana growing facility, inside of a warehouse. 158 plants were seized that ranged in height from an inch to several feet tall.
Altogether, law enforcement seized more than 150 pounds of marijuana, more than 1,000 grams of cocaine, several hundred Oxycodone pills, seven firearms and more than $50,000.
Law enforcement officers from BSO, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Metro Broward Drug Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, US Postal Inspectors, U.S. Marshals, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, State Probation & Parole, as well as Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale, Lauderhill, Sunrise and Coral Springs police departments all participated. More than 200 law enforcement officers participated.
“We joined forces with our law enforcement partners so the residents of Broward County can sleep soundly in their beds tonight knowing that street-level criminals are where they belong – in jail,” Sheriff Al Lamberti said. “I am proud of all of the participants for their hard work and dedication.”
And, none of it cost an extra dime. BSO says it adjusted deputy schedules to do this an avoid overtime.