Expert: Drug Cartels Also Involved in Sex Trade

The head of a company that provides security for American citizens traveling in Mexico says the powerful drug cartels are branching out into the $40-billion-a-year sex trafficking industry.

Cartels will kidnap children and young people, demand ransom, but in many cases never return the victims, according to Brad Barker with Halo Security, in town for Border Security Expo 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

He said a family might pay $100,000 ransom, but the kidnap victim can be worth much more in the sex market.

“This person can be held in captivity, they can be filmed doing sex acts, they can be sold on the Internet throughout the world and make 10 times that amount of money. So why would they return the person to their family?”

There are cases where Americans have been targeted by the cartels, which will pay an untold amount of money for what they want, Barker said.

“A young girl with a certain complexion — blond hair, blue eyes — or twins. That will dramatically increase the value of the potential victim.”

Kidnappings for the sex trade are not limited to Mexico, Barker said.

“There is also a domestic issue here. Someone could be taken from one end of town to the other end of town.”

He said kidnappers are using social media to target victims.

“By creating a false profile, when someone engages you and talks about you guys were at the same party, this person now wounds familiar to you, and your defenses and your guard is going to come down, increasing your vulnerability.”

Parents need to be very aware of what their children are posting, said Barker.

“It’s visible by a lot of people who have the capability to access your account, either by permission or without, by creating a false profile and that’s where it starts to get really scary.”

In many cases, victims kidnapped for the sex trade become addicted to drugs or die, Barker said.

– Article from KTAR.com.

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8 Comments

  1. Brian Kerr on

    Whats next Rock and Roll.

    Grow your weed to seed and then plant them everywhere.

  2. Anonymous on

    to the previous posts, I agree why is there a war on drugs and not on human trafficking, and also the entire system forces people into a matrix where your entire existence depends upon the mercy of government, they are in the human trafficking racket by arbitrarily writing their laws to generate revenue, and feed people into their system.

  3. Anonymous on

    Check out The Franklin Cover-up and Conspiracy of silence, why are the politicians above the law, also Thanks for the Memories by Brice Taylor.

  4. Anonymous on

    Check out the Franklin Cover-up why are the politicians above the law also Thanks for the Memories by Brice Taylor, we know where the kids are going and the corrupt politicians who pay top dollar for their very own sex slave.

  5. war veteran on

    Logic dictates that anyone who makes it easier for victims to be sex slaves are indeed perverts and sex offenders . . . if illegal drugs makes it easier for people to make money –therefore making it easier for perverts to collect enough funds to start another illegal business backed by drug funds and drug funded guards and thugs –then logic will prove that the very Letter of the Law would require all police officers, judges, DA’s, DEA, jailers etc whom engage in drug prohibition –to register as a sex offender for their part in forcing humans into the sex slave industry when drug enforcement makes it easier for such a thing to happen –like drug enforcement meant that 9/11 had two more airplanes added to the attacks to equal four airplanes on 9/11.

  6. war veteran on

    Logic dictates that anyone who makes it easier for victims to be sex slaves are indeed perverts and sex offenders . . . if illegal drugs makes it easier for people to make money –therefore making it easier for perverts to collect enough funds to start another illegal business backed by drug funds and drug funded guards and thugs –then logic will prove that the very Letter of the Law would require all police officers, judges, DA’s, DEA, jailers etc whom engage in drug prohibition –to register as a sex offender for their part in forcing humans into the sex slave industry when drug enforcement makes it easier for such a thing to happen –like drug enforcement meant that 9/11 had two more airplanes added to the attacks to equal four airplanes on 9/11.

  7. war veteran on

    Logic dictates that anyone who makes it easier for victims to be sex slaves are indeed perverts and sex offenders . . . if illegal drugs makes it easier for people to make money –therefore making it easier for perverts to collect enough funds to start another illegal business backed by drug funds and drug funded guards and thugs –then logic will prove that the very Letter of the Law would require all police officers, judges, DA’s, DEA, jailers etc whom engage in drug prohibition –to register as a sex offender for their part in forcing humans into the sex slave industry when drug enforcement makes it easier for such a thing to happen –like drug enforcement meant that 9/11 had two more airplanes added to the attacks to equal four airplanes on 9/11.

  8. Samson on

    I have wondered why they have a war on drugs and not a war on sex-trafficking???

    let’s take a look, shall we—
    One of these(cannabis and/or other drugs) are usually done and explored into by choice…a.k.a. Free Will.

    the other one(sex trafficking and/or prostitution) is something, from what I’ve read, that most if not ALL are tricked and forced into.

    what’s worse is that I have yet to hear of a Rehab program to help ex-sex trafficking victims regain their confidence, feeling of self-worth, or even help try and heal the mental/emotional scars these victims face every day.

    If somebody out there wants to go buy a bunch of dope (whatever you fancy..)and fuck themselves up—no problem with that.
    If somebody wants to kidnapp a young woman/girl/boy( ya never know now-a-dayz) and sexually harm that woman/girl/boy…….I got a Mighty BIG problem with that.
    The kind of problem that let’s a man see nothing but red; and leaves his sense of vengance thirsting for the blood of rapists.