Brazil - Arlete Hilu case

Arlete Hilu was arrested in 1986 for child trafficking for adoption, served her time, and resumed trafficking again when released. She was arrested again in 1992

4/1986 Arrested when entering Israel on a false passport

12/86 Police apprehended Arlete near the Paraguay border. She had six blank passports, false identification cards, birth certificates, baby clothes and diapers -- essentials for smuggling babies out of the country.

1/92 In January, police in Curitiba re-arrested Arlete Hilu, considered the leader of a network of traffickers whose influence starts in southern Brazil, spreads up through Rio de Janeiro and over to Europe and beyond.Hilu, an intelligent and ruthless women in her 40s, was arrested while serving a two-year sentence in conditional freedom. She is accused of returning, unrepentant, to baby trafficking.

Date: 1982-01-01
Number of children: 1000

Facilitators

Persons: Arlete Hilu

Location

Curitiba, Parana
Brazil
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