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Prostitution ring leader arrested in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A Mexico City arrest warrant for an alleged prostitution ring leader has lead to his arrest in Playa del Carmen.

Police have arrested Antonio Santoyo Cervantes, one of the founders of Divas (Zona Divas) and La Boutique websites used to deceivingly attract young girls for the purpose of prostitution.

The arrest warrant for Santoyo Cervantes was issued by the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City (PGJ-CDMX). He was taken into custody in Playa del Carmen by federal agents.

The websites used to lure victims attracted mostly young women from Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil. They were attracted by the promise of money, however, once they arrived in Mexico City, they were kept in captivity and used as sex slaves.

Santoyo Cervantes will be sent to appear before the Fiscalía Central de Investigación para la Atención del Delito de Trata de Personas for leading the criminal organization Zona Divas.

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