The FBI found five victims of child sex trafficking in New Jersey as part of a nationwide campaign that rescued a total of 84 child victims and 37 missing children.

Police in Bloomfield, Jersey City, Morris Township, and Newark plus State Police and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office worked with the FBI's Newark office to locate the adolescent victims during operations that ran Aug. 4-7 and 11-14.

Newark Special Agent in Charge James Dennehy did not disclose the circumstances of their discovery.

Also located were 141 adult victims of human trafficking.

Get our free mobile app

Dennehy said that victims of trafficking are treated poorly and lose their freedom, dignity, their identity, and sense of self. He credited partnerships with local law enforcement for helping them escape.

“The FBI is dedicated to rescuing children and adults who have fallen victim to human traffickers. We value and recognize the critical work of our law enforcement partners. As with many crimes we investigate, we cannot do it without collaboration from the law enforcement community and the public," Dennehy said in a written statement.

As part of Operation Cross Country XII, FBI special agents teamed up with over 200 state, local, and federal agencies and in over 391 operations.

Dennehy said anyone who has information about trafficking activities to contact local police department or to the Newark Field Office at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

The Top 30 Roller Coasters in New Jersey

Happy National Roller Coaster Day! The state of New Jersey is home to the 5th most roller coasters in the United States, spread across 14 thrilling theme parks.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

More From WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM