Agents of the National Police together with the French and Italian Police and the Dominican Republic Attorney’s Office have carried out a joint investigation in which they have dismantled an organization of pimps and released 41 exploited victims in numerous dating floors from Franceusing for this two call centers in Spain and Italy.
According to the police, they have been arrested. ten peoplethree of them in Figueras and the rest in France (4), Italia (1) y Dominican Republic (2) for the crimes of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation, belonging to a criminal organization, crimes related to prostitution and money laundering.
Those involved transported the victims every few days to different cities, which prevented them from establishing links and made it difficult to detect criminal activity. The clients believed that they were talking to the victims, when it was the members of the criminal network themselves who managed and decided on the conditions of the sexual services.
The framework had two logistics bases as a call center in the Girona town of Fig trees and in the Italian municipality of Rho. From these headquarters, the members of the organization published the sexual advertisements, managed the calls from the clients, established the sexual appointments, the reservations of the train tickets for the movements of the victims, the apartments in which the exploitation was carried out and accounting for illegal activity.
The main people in charge of the criminal network later established a third logistics headquarterslocated in the Dominican Republicfrom where they managed the prostitution advertisements on web pages, the calls from the clients and the movement of the victims to new cities, which was done every few days following the model known as “sex-tour” o turismo sexual.