Massive illegal immigrant sex trafficking operation uncovered in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office with other law enforcement partners has uncovered a nightmarish sex trafficking operation, smuggling vulnerable women away from their various home countries and depositing them in cities across the nation, from Virginia to Louisiana and from Texas to Florida. 

Reporting from local news outlet WAFB-TV revealed that a federal complaint with the US District Court Middle District of Louisiana that the sophisticated sex trafficking operation is allegedly being operated by a Venezuelan criminal cartel known as "Tren de Aragua,” or TDA.

The group reportedly recruits illegal immigrant women with the promise of "a home to work in, immigration paperwork, an immigration attorney," and even help getting their families into the US according to the outlet.

One victim was told by TDA that she would be required to pay off a $30,000 debt by performing sex work for them, but allowed her to keep her profits for her first week the complaint states. She was encouraged to draft additional prostitutes for the enterprise, and in exchange, TDA would reduce her debt by $2,500. Though the woman was offered help breaking free from the group, she refused for fear of reprisal against her family at home. However, her evidence to authorities did lead to action.

WAFB reported that in April, a group of Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office raided an apartment to investigate a call to 911, and inside they found paraphernalia of the sex trade along with cellphones and a ledger where the 'debt' of victims was recorded.

Using this information, officers were able to rescue the victims and place Allbert Herrera Machado under arrest. Machado would claim that he was only aware that his job would involve creating sexual transactions between two victims and multiple "clients" or "johns" and wasn't aware of the seriousness of the situation.
The victims were likewise able to lead investigators to build cases against tow of the more senior leaders of the enterprise including the alleged head of the operation on the American side, Josmar Jesus Zambrano Chirinos, who was considered the "brains" of the operation, and Osleidy Vanesa Chourio Diaz, who was conversely referred to as the "bitch."

The victims went on to explain that Zambrano may have had as many as 30 women spread out over four states at various homes in his operation. Both Zambrano and Diaz are in federal custody pending charges. 

"The War On Children" Director Robby Starbuck posted regarding the arrests that a charitable organization is accused of flying the victims in and that the three men arrested were also illegal immigrants.

He wrote, "One victim called investigators in Baton Rouge days after arriving and that started the investigation that eventually broke up this trafficking ring. She informed investigators that the gang allegedly paid a 'charity' to fly her to Baton Rouge. No word on who that charity is but it’s VERY interesting given the investigation into NGO’s + 'charities' in Guatemala where the AG is looking at ties between the Biden admin, trafficking rings and these NGO’s. As many of you know, the Biden administration is attempting to get that Attorney General fired."
Special agent for Homeland Security Investigations Brittany Theriot told WAFB that it is critical for Americans to be vigilant and report anything that stands out to them.

“Oftentimes we will see victims that are brought in from other states and other countries, and they cannot articulate to us how they got here, how long they are staying here, where they are going to lay their head at night, and so things like that are things that are often red flags for us,” said Theriot. “If they are seeing a bunch of these red flags, it should make that hair on the back of your neck stick up and say something might not be right here.
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