US News Bouches-du-Rhône: A network of Brazilian proxentes dismantled, eight persons pursued
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The network is suspected of having exploited sexually about thirty young Brazilian recruited in France, Spain or directly in Brazil.
A network of Brazilian pimp was dismantled in Bouches-du-Rhône, learned FranceInfo, Thursday, November 25, of a police source. Thirteen people were arrested Monday in Vitrolles, Fos-sur-Mer, Marseille but also in the Ardennes in Charleville-Mezieres. Eight of them have already been indicted, including two in pre-trial detention. The other five must be presented to an investigating judge on Thursday.
According to a source close to the survey, this network was piloted by a man but several women, former prostitutes, took care of his organization and recruitments.
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© AFP - Julien de Rosa former President Brazilian Luiz Inaciao Lula da Silva, during a speech at Sciences Po, in Paris, the 16 November 2021. former Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is a European tour. After being received by the European parliamentarians and the very probable next German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Latin American left icon stopped in Paris. Lula was received this Wednesday, November 17 by Emmanuel Macron.
Thirty young Brazilian exploited
the network is suspected of having sexually exploited about thirty young Brazilian recruited in France, Spain or directly in Brazil. The "passes" took place in thirty apartments dedicated to prostitution in Martigues, Vitrolles, Fos-sur-Mer, Marseille and Charleville-Mézières, but also in Frejus, in the Var, and Rodez, Aveyron. During searches, the investigators found 20,000 euros in cash.
The investigation has been in progress over a year, after a letter of anonymous denunciation. It is conducted by the prancing brigade of the process of the judicial police of Marseille and by the Interdepartmental Research Group of the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d'Azur Region.
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the NGO wants to denounce in a non-violent manner the tax evasion practiced by these multinationals © Christophe Simon / AFP the activists have also hung a Banner on the showcase of McDonald's restaurant.