Friday, May 16, 2014 - 13:45
Human trafficking sweep nets six arrests
Police have controlled around one hundred prostitutes in a national anti-human trafficking operation involving 220 policemen. Six arrests were made in this action, some of which are directly related to human trafficking and illegality. The investigation was set up to target home prostitution. Calls were made first, in connection with online ads containing possible signals of human trafficking. In suspicious cases, an appointment was made with the prostitute. The meeting locations were often homes, hotels or holiday parks. According to the police, the operation led to the gathering of important information for running detective investigations and evidence that must be inspected more closely. In many homes there were several prostitutes, and sometimes even children. In one home, investigators walked straight into a gang bang. On the basis of the police investigation, municipalities can go into action. They can shut down illegal brothels, for example, or lay down penal sums.