The regions were most of the complaints take place are Lima, Madre de Dios, Loreto, Puno, and Tacna, and El Comercio revealed that an analysis report on trafficking done by the Public Prosecutor’s Office said that between 2014 and 2017 almost 4,000 complaints were registered for this crime.
“We have identified that (…) in Loreto, the victims are taken to the cities of the coast to exploit them. In Madre de Dios, they are brought from Puno and Cusco to exploit them as prostitutes in bars linked to illegal mining”, said Lucía Nuñovero, spokeswoman for the office of strategic analysis against crime, to El Comercio.
After being rescued, there is only one specialized institute in Lima that takes care of human trafficking cases, according to information from the Deputy Minister of Vulnerable Populations, Cecilia Aldave. She says that it’s the responsibility of the regional and local governments to built these centers to offer the proper attention and care to the victims.
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