Suspects held for sex trafficking of Dominican women in Amsterdam

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A 47-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were taken into custody for bringing four Dominican women to the Netherlands illegally and forcing them to work as prostitutes in Amsterdam without a permit, Het Parool reports.

The Dominican women worked as prostitutes from a house on Haroekoestraat in Amsterdam Oost, according to the newspaper. The suspects appeared in court on Monday. They are suspected of human trafficking and money laundering.

The female suspect claims that the 32-year-old man's involvement was limited to advertising the Dominican women's sex services online. The 47-year-old woman is from Peru and doesn't speak Dutch, according to the newspaper.