The Argentine Federal Police rescued 27 people in 6 raids for human trafficking in the city of Córdoba, in an apartment building in the Cofico neighborhood. All of them were victims of labor trafficking, they indicated from the PFA.

Among those affected, there are people from the provinces of Santiago del Estero, Misiones, Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Salta, Córdoba, Chaco and from different countries such as Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil and Ecuador. One of those people is a minor. For the fact there are three detainees, pointed out as maximum responsible for the crime.

The investigation began based on the complaint of a young woman from the interior of the country, who reported that she was attracted to the City of Córdoba through a deceptive job offer through social networks. The operation was ordered by Judge Alejandro Sánchez Freytes, Soledad Manccini and with directives from Federal Prosecutor Maximiliano Hairabedián.

Modus Operandi

They reported that, specifically, the proposal was to generate income through the use of social networks, through a company that mentioned being associated with international digital platforms. To join it and be members of that “digital franchise” they had to pay a “subscription” that ranged from US$150 to US$200, an estimated amount because if more money could be requested from the new subscriber, they would do so, since previously a socio-economic survey of them was carried out.

In order to attract attention, this organization posted photos of its leaders in the City of Córdoba on social networks, displaying brand-name clothing, high-end vehicles and jewelry. All this publicity gale was aimed at capturing young people who were looking for the opportunity to get their first job.

If these young people economically could not pay the amount of the subscription, they detailed, they were convinced to move by their own means to the City of Córdoba to a building, where they were crowded into small apartments in precarious conditions and there their leaders taking advantage of economic vulnerability, They recruited them to join the “Organization” that consisted of creating false social network profiles, in order to continue recruiting people for the payment of the “subscription”, all that activity was recorded in notebooks that were constantly monitored by their leaders.

This organization had access to bank accounts abroad, such as in Banks of Colombia and Banks of Peru, celebrating each “subscription” payment on social networks, most of these payments were through cryptocurrencies to prevent those payments from being tracked.

Trafficking network in Cofico: 27 people rescued • Channel C
Cofico building where the raids were carried out – Capture of Google Street View

Source: Cba24n