Paraguay-Mexico Human Trafficking Network Exposed

Asuncion, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan authorities are investigating a network of human trafficking with local women to Puebla, Mexico, said Prosecutor Teresa Martinez.

The agent from the Specialized Unit on Human Trafficking and Child Sex Exploitation told Ultima Hora that they have rescued 14 women in November alone.

They were mostly youth who accepted “overseas jobs as models” and were chosen by alleged international firms.

Several arrests were made in Puebla, said Martinez, who did not specify the numbers, adding that the trial of Mexicans who commit this crime continues with the joint work of the Police to dismantle the networks operating in from Paraguay with connections in Mexico.

A number of Paraguayan female sex slaves were rescued this year in countries like Argentina, Chile, Spain and Mexico. The attorney said they were lured into traveling overseas and “forced into the sex business.”

The Ministry of Justice said 180 cases of human trafficking were denounced from 2004 to 2011, and they have so far identified 19 recruiters, and have sentenced 18.

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