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Five arrested and 74 rescued in Puebla prostitution drug ring

Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla — The State Attorney General’s Office say they have rescued 74 women from various locations who were victims of sexual exploitation.

The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Puebla announced the rescue of the women after searches in three buildings in the state’s capital city of Puebla de Zaragoza. The 74 women, who were found distributed between the three locations, were discovered after investigations into alleged drug dealing and sexual exploitation centers.

They say the women were from various places around the country including Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Michoacán, Tamaulipas, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Pachuca, Puebla, Oaxaca and Veracruz.

The Prosecutor’s Office obtained the corresponding search warrants which lead to their discovery. In one of the buildings located on Avenida 14 Poniente of the Centro neighborhood, 19 women were found and three people arrested.

Personnel from the Public Prosecutor’s Office also conducted a search at a home on 10 A Poniente Street in the Villa San Alejandro neighborhood where six women from Mexico City, Tlaxcala and Puebla were found.

Inside a house on 6 Poniente Avenue in the Historic Center, investigating agents located 49 women who were forced into prostitution. Inside that home, two more people were taken into custody.

Two of the detained have been identified as 42-year-old José Marcos N and 52-year-old Juan Manuel N. Items such as drugs, condoms and cash were also seized.