Spain smashes prostitution ring that duped Ukrainian ladies

MADRID (AP) – Spanish police say they’ve freed 11 ladies, most of them Ukrainian, who traveled to Spain pondering they had been taking jobs as lodge chambermaids however had been compelled to work as prostitutes.

The Nationwide Police stated in a press release Tuesday they imagine the worldwide gang had compelled greater than 200 ladies into prostitution in the identical means since 2015.

The assertion stated the ladies had been lured by on-line ads providing a mortgage to journey and well-paid lodge jobs in Burgos, a metropolis in northern Spain. After arriving, they had been compelled underneath menace of violence to work as prostitutes 10 hours a day, seven days per week. Fines ensured the loans had been by no means paid.

Two Spaniards and two Ukrainians had been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and felony group, amongst different crimes.

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