15 arrested in connection with human trafficking and pedophilia ring
A number of officials within the Israeli Military have been arrested during a huge human trafficking bust for their role in an international sex slavery operation.
Several members of the pedophile ring were arrested in Columbia this week in what authorities are describing as a “global operation.”
According to reports, 15 people were taken into custody in the coastal city of Cartagena on suspicion of child sex trafficking.
Investigators report that rescued over 250 women and girls during the sting, yet despite the success of the bust, there’s a complete blackout on reporting from mainstream media outlets.
According to the Middle East Monitor, it’s reported that Colombian authorities also asked Interpol to arrest a former Israel soldier deported from Colombia for running a child prostitution ring.
Authorities claimed that even after his expulsion, 44-year-old Israeli citizen Assi Ben-Mosh continued to manage his illicit operations in Colombia from afar.
Moosh was deported to Israel after it was discovered that he was part of a group of ex-Israeli soldiers that had turned a small fishing village in Taganga into a “sex and drug den” from their base in a luxury resort, the Benjamin Hostel which was known to locals as “little Israel.”
From “little Israel” Moosh is reported to have run similar clubs exploiting drugs and children in Cartagena, Bogotá, Medellín, Ecuador, Mexico, and Brazil.
Local residents spoke of their relief following his arrest and deportation last November and thought they had seen the back of the former Israeli soldier.
Colombian authorities said that Moosh had harmed the security of the state and its citizens.
Reports identified Moosh who was also accused of a number of other charges including tax fraud, drug offenses and inciting children to prostitution.
Moosh denies any connection to the tourism sex ring and, according to Israeli sources, he is currently waging a legal battle to return to Colombia.
The bust over the weekend followed months of surveillance.
Authorities said that it was one of the biggest operations to combat child sex trafficking and forced prostitution in Cartagena.
In a statement, the attorney general’s office described the victims as “real slaves of the 21st century.”
The Daily Mail reports: Among those detained was the alleged ‘Madame’ of the operation – Liliana del Carmen Campos Puello – and several unnamed Israelis who are believed to be the network’s ringleaders.
They allegedly raped and tattooed all their victims, who were aged between 14 and 17.
Campos Puello was allegedly responsible for finding the girls from the poor neighborhoods in Colombia and Venezuela.
She allegedly helped them with passports and sent them money for expenses.
But when the girls arrived in Cartagena, they were stripped of their documents and belongings and forced into prostitution.
They were allegedly showcased in catalogs and forced to attend sex parties on luxury yachts and hotels.
[…]She also has a record for heroin trafficking as well as for entering the United States illegally.
“The Madame has a criminal record for heroin trafficking and illegal entrance into the United States.
“Additionally, she was in charge of operating a prostitution service in the beach area, as well as using international contacts to organize events where the girls were forced to perform.”
The investigation continues.