Police smash gang which traded in sex slaves
17 May 2005, MADRID — Police have freed two women who were kidnapped and sent to work as prostitutes by a gang of human traffickers.
17 May 2005
MADRID — Police have freed two women who were kidnapped and sent to work as prostitutes by a gang of human traffickers.
Detectives have arrested 20 members of the gang in Malaga and Almeria, in the south of Spain.
They brought the women from Bulgaria and Romania to Spain with the promise of work only to force them to work as prostitutes.
Often they were kept under lock and key most of the time and only allowed out to work in sex clubs as prostitutes.
They were brought to Spain by gang members from the same country and forced to work in clubs in Murcia, Almeria and Malaga.
The two women who were released after a complicated police operation said they had been threatened, sexually abused, kidnapped, drugged and forced to work in the sex trade.
The first victim was among eight women working at the Club Flamingo in Fuente Piedra in Malaga.
The second had to work at the Club Roy Plaza, in Los Gallardos, in Almeria. She also worked in the Club Mediterraneo in Totana, Murcia.
The gang members arrested were a mixture of nationalities including Spaniards, Uruguayans, Lithuanians, Romanians and Bulgarians.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news