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Human sex trafficking ring busted in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Nine people were arrested and 14 young women rescued after police busted a prostitution ring in Playa del Carmen. La Fiscalía General del Estado de Quintana Roo says that investigative police officers completed a search warrant and captured nine people, including seven men and two women, for human trafficking.

The Attorney General reports the capture of nine subjects for the crime of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The FGE says the bust took place in a building located on 5th Avenue in the Centro neighborhood of Playa del Carmen Wednesday.

During their initial investigation, they found at least 14 women were forced to carry out sexual practices for services that were offered and promoted through various internet websites with prices in US currency.

La Fiscalía General del Estado de Quintana Roo says their search warrant lead to the arrest of Jesus P, Fabián D, Manuel B, Mario R, José M, María P, José R, Víctor L and Mónica C, as well as the rescue of 14 young woman. On site, police also seized several bags of marijuana and two vehicles believed used to transport people to the site.