Lima, Peru: New Point of Human Trafficking Networks

Posted on July 27, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Labor Issues, Organized Crime, Peru, Police/Military Activity reports that Lima has become a new haven for networks of human trafficking. Police say in the last couple of weeks they have raided about 71 nightclubs where women, including minors, have been sexually exploited. Police add the raids were in the Cercado area of Lima. Officials of the Official Registry System of Human Trafficking Complaints (RETA-PNP) say that many victims are brought from Loreto, Cusco, Ucayali, Cajamarca, Huanuco, Puno, San Martin and increasingly Lima due to their vulnerable economic situation. Police say they have rescued about 426 people, children and adults from sexual and labor exploitation. RETA-PNP officials say labor exploitation is an important factor in child abductions. Police warn, these networks are looking for people from 18 to 30 years of age with proper identification due to increased security and police raids on their businesses.Read Article

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