By Oisin Sweeney • 23 December 2020 • 14:01
CREDIT: Policia Nacional
POLICIA NACIONAL officers have dismantled a ruthless international human trafficking ring exploiting women in Cordoba province.
Five people have been arrested after investigators cracked down on the vicious gang, which was comprised of members from Guinea, Ukraine, and Russia. Three of the men have been jailed and two of their trafficked victims have finally been freed from the vicious gang.
Three homes across Cordoba were raided, two of which were operating as brothels. Policia seized 4465 euro in cash alongside computer equipment containing evidence of their heartless crimes.
The gang would recruit women wishing to escape the poverty of Guinea, in West Africa, and fly them into Madrid. From there they would be trafficked to Cordoba on the pretense of securing legitimate work.
Once in the Andalusian city, the women would be assaulted by the gang and forced into prostitution. Most of their earnings went to the group, who had deep-rooted connections across Spain, West Africa, and Morocco.
Human trafficking is an increasing problem in Spain, and across Europe, with ruthless criminals exploiting the desperation of many people to escape poverty in the 2nd and 3rd world.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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