Del Viso, Argentina: Four Trafficking Victims Rescued During Police Raid

Posted on July 7, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Paraguay, Police/Military Activity

On July 6, 2013 Diario Pilar Regional reported the rescue of four adult Paraguayan women, the apparent victims of human trafficking, from an apartment in Del Viso where the women had been held captive. The victims are believed to have been kidnapped after responding to advertisements offering employment opportunities. However, the women later discovered that it was a hoax intended to force them into providing sexual services.

The raided building was a site commonly referred to as a “privado,” where illegal sexual services are provided. So far no arrests have been made, although police have identified several suspects. Police are also investigating whether they are dealing with a singular case or if the site is part of a larger network. Meanwhile, the victims were offered to stay at a rescue shelter, but instead decided to stay with relatives who are residing in the country. Read Article

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