In the last six years, 548 women and 237 men – foreigners and Mexicans – were victims of human trafficking, or cruel and inhuman treatment in our country, according to a report by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR).
Last week, the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Violence Against Women and Trafficking in Persons, obtained a 30-year sentence against Yolimar Carolina Rodríguez, a Venezuelan woman who forced eight of her compatriots to prostitute themselves in the cities of Toluca, León, Querétaro and CDMX.
According to the investigation folder, Yolimar Carolina, of Venezuelan origin, arrived in Mexico as a victim of sexual exploitation, and after “paying off her debt” with her traffickers, she began to recruit Venezuelan women through social networks, whom after bringing Mexico forced prostitutes and withheld 40% of what they obtained.
In this framework, a transparency report by the FGR with folio FGR / UTAG / DG / 004737/2021, it was revealed that from 2015 to June 2021 around 548 foreign women and 237 men were victims of human trafficking, or cruel treatment. and inhumane in our country.
In the case of female victims, 213 are Mexican; 48 Colombians; 48 Hondurans; 42 Venezuelans; 15 Guatemalans; nine Salvadorans; two Nicaraguans; four Americans; and the rest of other nationalities like Chile; Argentina; Costa Rica; Cuba; Paraguay; Peru; Russia and Ukraine.
In the case of the 327 male victims, 113 are Mexican; 32 from Honduras; 29 from Guatemala; nine from El Salvador; four from Venezuela, and the rest from other nations such as Peru; Nicaragua; Ecuador and Colombia.
Article 10 of the General Law to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Crimes Regarding Trafficking in Persons and for Protection establishes that any fraudulent action or omission of one or more persons to capture, hook, transport, transfer, retain, deliver, receiving or housing one or more people for exploitation purposes will be imposed from five to 15 years in prison and a fine from 1,000 to 20,000 days, without prejudice to additional penalties.