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Prosecutor Dismantles Human Trafficking Network, Rescues 8 Venezuelans in Businesses in Peravia

Five people who were arrested during the operation will be detained and charged within the next few hours. PERAVIA.- The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) reported that it dismantled a human trafficking network and rescued 8 women of Venezuelan nationality in two businesses in the municipality of Nizao, which were presumed to have been brought into the country for the purpose of sexually exploiting them.

The institution reported that during the operation the Cocolongo and River Side businesses were closed and five people arrested, including two women, who are linked to the crimes of trafficking in persons, gender violence, and money laundering.

In a press release, the PGR indicates that the accused will be detained and charged in the next few hours before the Judicial Office of Permanent Attention Services of Peravia. In relation to the operation that allowed dismantling the said organization, he indicated that it was executed by the Specialized Procurator’s Office against the Illicit Trafficking of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons, the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Special Prosecutor’s Office and the Peravia Province Prosecutor’s Office. In this regard, he explained that the work was carried out with the support of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Department against Trafficking and Trafficking of Persons of the National Police and investigators of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against the Illicit Trafficking of Migrants and Trafficking. Of the victims, he said that they have the support of the Human Rights Unit of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, as well as of the NGO’s International Justice Mission and Anti Trafficking Bureau.

Published 9th October 2017 by El Leño Pinto Digital RD

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