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Rescue more than 70 women victims of sexual exploitation in Puebla

During the past weekend, elements of the State Attorney General’s Office rescued 74 women who were probable victims of sexual exploitation and detained 5 people in the city of Puebla.

The agents carried out searches of three buildings in the capital of Puebla as part of investigations into alleged drug dealing and sexual exploitation centers.

In the buildings they located women from Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Michoacán, Tamaulipas, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Pachuca, Puebla, Oaxaca and Veracruz.

In operations carried out on different days and places, they also secured drugs, vehicles and cash.

The Prosecutor’s Office requested and obtained the corresponding search warrants, one of which was carried out in a building on 14 Poniente avenue between 3 and 5 south of the Centro neighborhood, where 19 women were found and three people were captured.

Personnel from the Public Prosecutor’s Office also conducted proceedings at a home on 10 A Poniente Street in the Villa San Alejandro neighborhood, where 6 women from Mexico City, Tlaxcala and Puebla were located.

Inside a house on 6 Poniente Avenue in the Historic Center, investigating agents located 49 women who were practicing or forcing them to practice prostitution.

And inside a house on 6 Poniente Avenue in the Historic Center, which has 36 rooms, two people allegedly accused of human trafficking were arrested.