Mateus Leme, Brazil: Human Trafficking Gang Disbanded, 36 Victims Rescued

Posted on July 16, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

On July 16, 2013 Globo Noticias reported that authorities in Minas Gerais dismantled a human trafficking network operating a painting company in Mateus Leme, in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte. A complaint was registered by a worker who had been hired in the city of Macapá but, upon arriving at the company, discovered poor housing conditions, little food and wages below what had been promised. In all, 36 victims of trafficking were rescued. Read Article

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