By Isha Sesay • 21 November 2019 • 12:30
PROSTITUTION: A street known for prostitution in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Credit: Alberto Vera.
THE City Council of Palma has revealed that it will allocate €175,000 to associations who assist people engaged in prostitution in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Councillor Alberto Jarabo, specified that the amount of funding has been increased by 29% from last year, and interested organisations can now apply for the grant.
This year, there have been multiple arrests for human trafficking and sexual exploitation, pointing to the growing problem of prostitution in the capital.
In June, Palma National Police arrested several members of a criminal gang in connection to human trafficking. They were accused of forcing 22 South American women to work as prostitutes who were watched over by security guards so that they couldn’t escape.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that the women were available 24 hours a day at properties in Calvia and Palma. Money laundered from the gang’s activities was reported by the police to have been €300,000, while items recovered at the premises were valued at over €500,000.
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