This former Argentine spy has been arrested in Cancun for allegedly leading a prostitution ring with police protection following accusations by his own daughter.
Former intelligence agent Raul Martins, 70, was reportedly accused by his daughter Lorena Martins of running a prostitution ring in a host of cabaret clubs he owned and he has now been arrested in the city of Cancun in the state of Quintana Roo in southeast Mexico, under an international arrest warrant.
Martins, who has been living in Mexico for some years, graduated from the National Intelligence School in Argentina in 1985 and worked for the Secretariat of Intelligence of the State (SIDE), now known as the SI, for 15 years, according to his daughter.
Lorena first reported her father seven years ago for running a prostitution ring with police protection in Argentina and Mexico.
According to the accusation, the former spy tricked women and forced them into working as prostitutes in his cabaret clubs.
His daughter says he ran several nightclubs in Buenos Aires, such as The One, Rouge, Brut, New Manhattan, Fama, Hot Area, Secret, Oba Oba, Apart Hotel and Swinger Club Anchorena. He also reportedly owned nightclubs in the city of Mendoza in Argentina and in Mexico.
Local media report he is accused of being the owner of nearly all the VIP sex business in Buenos Aires during the 1990s. He will now face an extradition hearing unless he returns to Argentina.
Reports state he is accused of money laundering for over a decade. He reportedly once said his daughter’s claims were “outrageous” and claimed she made them “for money”.
The case is ongoing.
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