Published On: Tue, Apr 2nd, 2013

First deportation to Colombia for human trafficking crime

human traffickingWILLEMSTAD – Leader of transnational network who was subjecting women to  inhuman treatment was captured on the island of Curacao.

As a result of the investigation conducted by Judicial Police officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department and Interpol (DIJIN), a woman leader of an organization dedicated to human trafficking in the form of sexual exploitation Women trade was captured on the island of Curacao, becoming the first judicial investigation which achieves the deportation and detention of a trafficker located abroad.

The press release says that through the exchange of information made between the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Interpol and Special Police TaskForce Curacao – Netherlands (RST), this woman was located and deported pursuant to the notice published on page red of Interpol for the crime of human trafficking.

This transnational network captured its victims in the departments of Valle del Cauca and Atlantic with false promises of economic income above five million pesos in prostitution, says the press release. Subsequently, they were transferred to the island of Curacao and subjected to sexual exploitation in a public establishment, there they suffered physical and psychological abuse, enduring terrible health and thereby violating their fundamental rights.

Once these women reach their destination, Curacao, they were stripped of their documents and personal belongings and they were held them against their will, to worsen their plight and informing them of the real value of the debt that they acquired which was between 20 and 30 million pesos  and had to be paid over a period not exceeding one year.

The first phase of the investigation process started in Cali in 2011 in coordination with the Attorney Specialized Unit 15 National Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, where DIJIN identified and captured four members of the criminal network.

The second phase was implemented by monitoring communications and emails, which established that the woman leader of the criminal network, was on the island of Curacao with an outstanding arrest warrant.

The First Criminal Court Circuit of Cali declared her absent person, so that on February 19 of this year, for trial development in the capital of Valle del Cauca, she was sentenced and the request was sent to INTERPOL Red Notice for the offense of human trafficking.

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