[Source BBC News Oct. 4, 2011]
More than 400 police took part in the three-day operation
Police in Peru say they have rescued nearly 300 women from sexual exploitation in a raid in the country’s Amazon region.
At least four people were arrested in Puerto Maldonado on suspicion of human trafficking.
Among those rescued from about 50 brothels were at least 10 minors – the youngest was a 13-year-old girl.
More than 400 police took part in the three-day operation in the region, known for its illegal gold mining.