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Mexico rescues 129 garment workers “abused” by South Korean firm

Workers told prosecutors that they were "victims of physical and sexual abuse, as well as threats, psychological harm and grueling work days.”
Workers told prosecutors that they were “victims of physical and sexual abuse, as well as threats, psychological harm and grueling work days.”

By Yemeli Ortega / AFP

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were exploited and physically and sexually abused at a garment factory run by South Koreans.

Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco after workers identified them as the owners or managers of the company named Yes International, the National Migration Institute (INM) said.

Authorities raided the company in the town of Zapopan on Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip, INM coordinator Ardelio Vargas Fosado told reporters, describing the South Koreans as a “gang of suspected human traffickers.”

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