Lima, Peru: Police Raid Human Trafficking Network Using Foreigner Prostitutes

According to Peruvian National Police raided a club in Lima on Saturday July 9th, finding 62 women being sexually exploited as prostitutes after being lured to Peru via the Internet. Police report the majority of women were from Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, while a group of them were from the Peruvian jungle. The Peruvians were lured to Lima with the offer of domestic work. Police say more arrest will come, but as of now 5 Peruvians have been detained. Officials from the Division Against Human Trafficking of the Peruvian police say many of the foreigners were offered jobs as models via the Internet. Additionally, police say all the prostitutes were older and knew what they were caught-up in, however they did not have the resources to leave. In the northern section of Lima, the Anaconda is an area where a large prostitution ring is located, with international connections.Read Article

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