Men Arrested in São Paulo and Pará, Brazil, on Human Trafficking Charges

Posted on October 17, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues

On October 17, 2013, Portal ORM reported that two men have been arrested in São Paulo and the Brazilian state of Pará in connection with a string of human trafficking charges.  Police captured José Guedes, 25, of Inhangapi, in the northeast of Pará state.  He was picked up along with a transvestite of whom he is accused of facilitating for prostitution.  The transvestite, identified as “Natasha,” claims that Guedes and Roger Rocha, 44, of São Paulo, promised a life of luxury if “Natasha” would work in their prostitution ring.  Rocha was arrested in São Paulo earlier, in the middle of the night.  Read Article

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