Dozens of law enforcement personnel flooded Honolulu Harbor Thursday to check up on the fishing fleets.
KHON2’s Always Investigating reported on distress at the docks last November, after allegations from some crew members of human trafficking and bad working conditions.
So several law enforcement agencies regularly do checkups at the harbor.
“It’s good because it’s for the crew to always remember that they do checkups, so they don’t leave the premises,” said boat captain Tony Nguyen. “So it’s a good thing they come and check once in a while.”
The checkups are part of Homeland Security’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force to crack down on border-related crime.