Six foreigners involved in human trafficking are provisionally detained

Judith Pena | January 31, 2023

Six people linked to the crime of human trafficking, for the purpose of labor exploitation, were provisionally detained, during the hearing before the Court of Appeals, the First Prosecutor’s Office against Organized Crime, managed to have this precautionary measure confirmed.

The six defendants are all foreigners, a Canadian, a Brazilian and four Venezuelans, they were found through Operation Omega.

The criminal organization, for which these foreigners worked, was allegedly engaged in the commission of crimes against humanity, in its modality of trafficking in persons for the purpose of labor exploitation, and was dismantled through Operation Omega, which was carried out jointly with the Judicial Investigation Directorate (DIJ) of the National Police, last Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

The investigation began in October 2022, through a complaint, through which the Prosecutor’s Office was informed of the possible commission of a crime of human trafficking, in the form of labor exploitation to the detriment of foreigners, among adults. and minors (8 minor victims between 1 and 15 years old), the majority of Venezuelan nationality.

According to the complaint, this group of foreigners allegedly forced their victims to sell jewelry, having to deliver a daily quota of B/.161.00 product of the sales, without receiving any type of benefit in return.

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