Press "Enter" to skip to content

Second human trafficking sex ring located in Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun, Q.R. — Another four people have been taken into police custody for human trafficking after authorities bust a second prostitution ring.

The second ring was discovered operating in the Cancun Hotel Zone Wednesday night. On Thursday, the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo reported the arrest of four adults and rescue of seven foreign women from a building located on Kukulcán Boulevard in the hotel zone.

The FGE says three men and one woman were taken into custody for the crime of trafficking persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The arrests were made by Investigative Police officers after compliance of a judge-issued search warrant.

As a result of the search, seven foreign victims were rescued. The four detainees are alleged members of a criminal group that benefit from exploitation through prostitution. La Fiscalía General del Estado also reports that the investigation began by cybernetic police of the FGE after an advertisement related to sexual practices was detected on social networks.

Their investigation lead to the discovery of two rings, one in Playa del Carmen and now the other, in Cancun. On Wednesday, nine people were reported arrested in Playa del Carmen for their alleged involvement in a human trafficking ring in which 14 young women were rescued.