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Posted in Operations
August 3rd, 2018

OPERATION VESTA: Largest Pimp in Cartagena & 17 other Traffickers Captured

 

 

The Colombia National Police, in coordination with the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, the United States ICE / HSI, Migration Colombia and the support of the National Navy, conducted a large arrest in Cartagena on July 30, 2018.

Operation Underground Railroad provided operational support as part of our partnership with the Colombia National Police.

18 people arrested and 13 raids were conducted.

Criminal activity associated with sexual tourism was discovered by an investigation led by the First Sectional Prosecutor’s Office. Research lines were established, focusing on four points throughout the city.

Three criminal organizations dedicated to the demand of commercial child sex trafficking were dismantled.

Those arrested were of Colombian nationality, two of Israeli, and one of Venezuelan nationalities.

Also captured was a woman known as “Madame”, cataloged as the biggest pimp in the city of Cartagena.

This woman has criminal records for heroin trafficking and irregular entry into the U.S. She managed the sexual corridor of the beach area, and had the capacity and international contacts to carry out events to conduct sex tourism.

Colombia has a special place in our hearts, as it is where some of our first rescue operations took place. We are grateful for the partnership we have with their local government and wish them the best as they continue their endeavors in the fight against child sex trafficking.

 


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4 comments

  • Sandra

    God bless O.U.R. and all who support this organization. I am crying with happiness in my heart❣️

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  • Jill - franklin, TN

    Thank you for the reports!! It means so much to hear from so far away, TN, USA- and encourages our continued financial support! Thank you thank you thank you, Blessings and safety to all of you!

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  • Sandra

    Yes I agree with Jill. This report encouraged me to give extra over what I pledge monthly. Hope everyone chips in a little extra❣️
    Fort Worth, TX

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  • Debbie

    Amen once again! I eagerly await these reports. Right now watching Video #5: Washington’s Secret. May YHWH continue to protect and watch over your rescues and free the captives from evil. Occupy until He comes!

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