In a joint operation between Spanish and German police, Leudis Isaac Corro Camacho, also known as ‘La Diabla’ has been arrested in Hamburg, Germany.
She was arrested on charges of international human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and transgender people in Spain.
She fled the country, when officials began investigating her crimes in Aragon and Catalunia last year, but escaped with her boyfriend, a former German police officer, before the authorities could act.
La Diabla, or Donatella as she was also called, had become the most wanted fugitive in Spain and was on Europol’s list of most wanted criminals.
In addition to human trafficking, she faces charges of money laundering and belonging to a criminal organisation.
Before going on the run from Spain, La Diabla recruited women and transsexuals from her home county of Venezuela and later forced them to get breast implants and liposuction before charging them 12,000 euros for the surgery.
The victims were locked in flats in Oviedo and Barcelona where they worked as prostitutes to pay off their debt, with some also sent to Germany.
When they were no longer profitable forthe mafia network, they were “sold” to pimps and a hostess club located on the outskirts of Zaragoza.
According to the National Police, officers spotted several sexual advertisements they believed were posted by La Diabla and passed this information on to the German authorities who swiftly located and arrested her.