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Police Rescues Thirty Women From Sex Traffickers

  • PublishedNovember 26, 2017

Thirty women trafficked for sex were rescued in two raids in Mexico by the police on Saturday, 25th November, 2017.

The biggest operation took place in Toluca, capital of Mexico state, the most populous and one of the most dangerous states in the nation.

In the raid, it was recoreded that the authorities freed 24 women between 21 and 39 years old. Federal police said 14 of the women said they were originally from Colombia and 10 from Venezuela.

The victims were detained and the man and woman in charge of their activities were arrested.

After being promised jobs, in Mexico they were stripped of their documents and forced to prostitute themselves, under the threat that their families would be harmed.

In another operation carried out in several homes in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos — a popular holiday destination in the center of the country; authorities freed another six trafficking victims, five Venezuelans and a Mexican.

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