A few days ago, in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, a religious cult was discovered who is run by a leader of a human trafficking network that forces their victims to have sex.
Several women were recruited into this group, and were forced to have sex with men who they were told was the reincarnation of Christ, along with other men that were supposedly “apostles” with wives.
Federal Police and the National Institute for Immigration of Mexico, at the beginning of this week detained several foreigners and Mexicans after discovering a house where women and children lived in horrible conditions, in which the women were forced to hard labor and prostitution.
The group of men who were arrest was 10 Mexicans, 6 Spaniards, 2 Brazilians, 2 Bolivians, 2 Venezuelans, 1 man from Argentina and 1 from Ecuador.
Authorities will be holding the foreigners in custody, while charges against them will be introduced formally.
Last year a group of victims from this sect placed a complaint against the, which gave officials knowledge that this group had been operating in the states of Tamaulipas and Coahuila since 2010.
In the statement released by the National Institute for Immigration said, “according to the complaints from family members of the victims, these foreigners deprived many people from different ages from their freedom, who they also forced to do hard labor to cover a quota.”
The victims initially attended seminars at the “Center of Bio Programming” in Torreon, Coahuila, where courses were offered to avoid physical abuse, improve self-esteem, family bond and communication skills. Then after going through this program, some were selected to become members of this cult, where they would obtain “eternal salvation” and the gift of achieving miracles.
Even with these recent arrests of this network or cult, it is believed that this group is part of network that is linked to other Latin American countries.
For now, only 3 of the men who were arrested have appeared in front of a federal judge for sentencing. Some sources close to this case said that charges against these individuals might also include the trafficking of organs.