Regional
6:15 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

State Fair Arrests

Albuquerque – Police say they've made some prostitution-related busts at the New Mexico State Fair.

KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/r8CUdB ) reports that five prostitutes and three pimps were arrested Saturday night near the state fairgrounds.

Two vehicles used to transport the prostitutes also were seized along with firearms that were in the possession of the pimps.

State Police has 31 officers on patrol at the fair and it's a safe scene within the fairgrounds.

Undercover officers also are patrolling the fair in an effort to keep the danger out of the park.

On Sunday, police are taking extra precaution with unattended bags and suspicious vehicles because of the 9/11 anniversary.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.