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More than two dozen victims of sexual exploitation removed from clandestine Cancun bar

Cancun, Q.R. — More than two dozen human trafficking victims were removed from a Cancun club over the weekend. Their rescue by state authorities took place late Friday night.

It was not until Sunday afternoon that local authorities officially reported on the Friday night police operation that involved personnel from the State Attorney General and support of the National Guard.

According to their statement, a total of 27 women, all Mexican nationals, were recused from a club where they were sexually exploited. The women were “alleged victims of human trafficking in the form of prostitution.”

The women were removed from the Cancun club during a search operation. The club has been defined as “a clandestine bar” operating on 127th Avenue in SM 100 of Cancun.

The FGE said it is “where they kept the women providing sexual services to the clients of the place.

A total of 27 women were removed from the illegal establishment. Photo: FGE April 20, 2024

“During the fulfillment of the search warrant, the rescue of 27 female victims of withheld identity was achieved, all of Mexican nationality, originating from the states of Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán.”

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The clandestine bar was shut down and secured by the state. Photo: FGE April 20, 2024.

While there were no arrests announced, authorities did shut down and secure the building. “The rescued women are under the protection of the State Attorney General’s Office where they underwent the corresponding medical and psychological examinations,” the statement added.