The Civil Guard has dismantled a gang that prostituted Ibero-American women in a vulnerable economic situation in clubs in Salamanca and those who were brought to Spain, mainly from Paraguay, with false promises of work, sources from the Command reported on Wednesday.
Nine women have been released, a man from Portugal has been arrested and other members of the gang are being investigated as alleged perpetrators of the crime of human trafficking.
During a search carried out at a hostess club and at a private home in the municipality of Fuentes de Oñoro (Salamanca), a club under construction was located, located in the basement of the detainee's home.
In order to make it difficult for the police investigation, a tunnel of about 60 meters had been made to facilitate the access of potential clients from a plot adjoining the house.
These women, who were in an economically vulnerable situation in their countries, could not afford the trip to Spain, so this gang provided them with the tickets and the necessary procedures for it.
However, upon reaching Spanish soil, the women were informed of the debt contracted with the band, which came to exceed 3,000 euros in terms of arrangements for their transfer, and their passports were withdrawn, thereby creating a dependency on the members. of the group.
Faced with this economic debt, the women were under permanent surveillance and were even accompanied by a member of the gang when they went out to buy food or other basic necessities.
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