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A network that used Venezuelan and Colombian women for prostitution in Spain has collapsed

A network that used Venezuelan and Colombian women for prostitution in Spain has collapsed

Spanish police have dismantled a network accused of recruiting women for prostitution on social networks in Colombia and Venezuela, freeing five victims and arresting seven others.

According to police, the arrests took place in Madrid and Orens, where the women were sexually exploited in a home, and the detainees were charged with human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The operation began when the police discovered “a criminal organization of Colombian origin” that seized victims “through social networks or through some direct contacts who knew their vulnerability and economic need.”

“They convinced them to come to Spain, showing them how to act at the airport to avoid being detected, by giving them the necessary documents and money, without arousing suspicion at the border,” he added.

Later, they allegedly settled a debt of around 3,000 euros they owed by engaging in prostitution in a “dating apartment” in Orenz.

“They had to be there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they couldn’t refuse any service, they got a very small portion of the benefits; they couldn’t leave the house because they took all the money they earned to pay off the debt, and if they were going to serve outside the house, they were safe. Only left,” the police said.

The operation involved several raids in which more than 18,000 euros in cash, drug paraphernalia, two mobile phones and various documents were seized.

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