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Over two dozen rescued from southern prostitution ring

Othón P. Blanco, Q.R. — More than two dozen women were rescued from a prostitution ring over the weekend in the south. The women were located inside a bar in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco during a police operation Saturday.

Police carried out the operation after a warrant was issued by a Chetumal judge. The judge approved the legal search of a bar on Isla de Capri Street Saturday night where police located 25 women. The women are believed victims of human trafficking in the form of prostitution.

Arrests of others were also made when officers located substances of what was believed to be cocaine and marijuana. In an FGE report, Investigative Police agents seized cash, video surveillance equipment and records during the search operation.

“Regarding the 25 rescued women, they were from various nations such as Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba and Mexico. They were transferred to the facilities of this autonomous body to give their statement,” the State Attorney General (FGE) reported in a statement.

The bar has since been shut down.