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The japanese mafia Yakuza links in Mexico dealing with human trafficking and illegal drugs.


Mexico.- The recent capture in this city of a Japanese citizen identified as head of a drug trafficking network, today could revive complaints of possible links between the Japanese Yakuza and the mexican drug cartels, informed on December 6th the cuban castrist international news agency Prensa Latina.

The Ministry of Public Security of Mexico initiated an investigation following the discovery of drug trafficking to Japan by using three Mexican women to transport drugs to Tokyo. Together with the alleged japanese yakuza member, the mexican authorities  arrested another person  on charge of hiring the so-called “mules.”

In late November, a complaint made by Maria Teresa Ulloa, director of the Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking of Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean, warned of the criminal presence in the Mexican capital of the  Russian and Japanese mafias acting with local cartels drug, and with those who control the human trafficking of persons into prostitution.

Last July, the Mexican writer and journalist Lydia Cacho revealed to the press that the “majority of drug cartels and a lot of mexican officials are involved in organized prostitution networks and illegal women trafficking in Mexico.”

A 2002 study made by the John Hopkins University in Maryland, said that in recent years gangs operating in Tijuana, Baja California traded with the japanese mafia with more than 1200 Mexican women between 18 and 30 who , that were illegaly transferred by deception and kidnapping to Japan for purposes of sexual exploitation.

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The Japanese Yakuza and the mexican criminal group called Titanium  are identified by the report as “major organized crime networks that do the kinapping, transport, conceal and sell people for prostitution and other forms of slavery.”

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