Police free eight transgender prostitutes in Madrid and Barcelona

National Police released eight prostitutes yesterday (June 26) of Columbian and Venezuelan nationality after breaking apart a transgender trafficking ring.  

In yet another breakthrough for the force, six arrests have been made in the country’s capital of traffickers linked to the prostitutes forced to work in cities across Spain.

In a familiar story, the girls were allegedly lured into Spain on the false promises of well paid jobs and high prospects. They were assigned an apartment, had their passports removed and were monitored 24 hours a day to avoid any of the victims escaping.

The investigation began in 2018 when two of the victims managed to contact the police and report their circumstances. Once their stories were corroborated the identities of the group’s members were established and a full investigation got underway.

The alleged leader of the organisation is also a Venezuelan transsexual who has settled in Spain, persuading other transsexual victims into the country, then forcing them to influence others across to Spain.

During the raids on apartments of the capitals along with the prostitutes being released into protective custody, six men were arrested, and money, mobile phones, laptops and small quantities of drugs were seized.

The detainees are being currently held by police for questioning.

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