60 Trafficking Victims Rescued in San Luis, Córdoba and Tucumán, Argentina

Posted on August 14, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Crime, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

On August 14, 2013 Notiamérica Noticias reported the rescue of 60 trafficking victims during a series of police operation in the provinces of San Luis, Córdoba and Tucumán. The first operation took place at a potato farm in San Luis where police rescued 13 victims of labor exploitation. Police then rescued 45 people in Malvinas Argentinas, Córdoba, including minors between 14 and 17 years of age, who had also been subjected to conditions of labor exploitation. The victims included Argentinians and Bolivians. The third operation involved a dressmaking factory in San Miguel de Tucumán where police rescued a 16-year-old Colombian girl and her 14-month-old son. The teenage girl was the apparent victim of sexual exploitation. In each of the three raids, authorities were able to detain the responsible parties. Read Article

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