Prostitution racket busted in Spain

February 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS  

Madrid, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) A prostitution network that exploited girls from various nationalities in four brothels in Madrid has been busted after police kept a watch over it using cameras connected to the internet.Police arrested 11 gang members of whom two were fee collectors, three were telephone operators and four were in charge of the prostitutes.

They have been charged with crimes related to prostitution, including harming public health, human trafficking and illicit association, police said.

Investigation began when a complaint was filed by a woman who had formerly been a sex worker in the network.

Police also seized over 80 cell phones, computer equipment, documents and a safe.

–IANS/EFE
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