Two women were arrested in San Carlos on suspicion of aggravated pimping and human trafficking. They allegedly used social networks and phone calls to sell sexual services with young people. It is believed they also sold photos of the victims with the clients from a business in Ciudad Quesada that was used as a front..
The arrests were made possible by a joint effort between the Judicial Investigation Organization and the Specialized Section on Gender Violence, Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.
The suspects are thought to have been working independently at this time but it is believed they used to work together on this crime. They set prices between ₡25,000 and ₡50,000 and took 10%.
Raids were carried out simultaneously at the womens’ homes to seize evidence to strengthen the case.