November 14, 2017
23 gang members are indicted in Texas for allegedly operating a large scale sex trafficking ring.
37 charges were filed against the “Southwest Cholos Gang” earlier this month after authorities raided several brothels west of the Louisiana border.
Authorities say gang members lured in illegal female immigrants promising them jobs in customer service, and then forced them into prostitution.
The victims were even tattooed to declare them as “gang property.”
The gang is also charged with drug trafficking, sale of illegal weapons, and illegal re-entry into the U.S.
Nine of the indicted members are still at large.