An international trafficking in child pornography was dismantled on Wednesday July 20 in Peru. The 40 people arrested used social networks to share them.
Peruvian police on Wednesday arrested 40 people, members of an international child pornography organization run from the United States and Europe, prosecutors said.
El General PNP Carlos Céspedes Muñoz, Director of Criminal Investigation, described in detail the capture of 40 people involved in the presunto delito de pornografía infantil, tras realizar un megaoperativo a nacional nivel. #PerúPaísPacífico pic.twitter.com/hA1V4MH9ST
— Policia Nacional del Perú (@PoliciaPeru) July 20, 2022
“We arrested 40 people in several regions of Peru. They are part of a group of 255 members in 17 countries,” the prosecution said in a statement.
WhatsApp to share photos and videos
The suspects belong to an organization called ‘Deep Porn’, and were trading sexual images of children between the ages of 10 and 16.
According to justice, the group, created in 2019, used social networks like WhatsApp to distribute photos and videos. Its administrators would be in Europe, the United States and Ecuador.
“The images are sold on the networks. We are in contact with foreign governments,” prosecutor Jorge Chávez, who led operations in Lima, told reporters.
He said the organization had shared more than 10,000 images of child pornography.