A United States judge ordered a convicted sex trafficker to pay his teenage victim nearly half a million dollars—the largest sum ever decreed under the district’s trafficking restitution statute.
German authorities raided more than 60 brothels and apartments and detained several suspects during Wednesday’s nationwide crackdown on forced prostitution and organized crime.
Italian police arrested 33 suspects and seized assets worth millions of euros as part of operation “China Truck”, a police statement said on Thursday.
Italian police say the Sicilian Mafia Cosa Nostra is allegedly collaborating with a Nigerian organized criminal group called the Vikings, which is now controlling drug and prostitution rings in Palermo, media reported Wednesday.
A prosecutor in Saint Paul, Minnesota, unsealed on Thursday the indictment of another 21 people allegedly involved in a sex trafficking enterprise that lured poor women from Thailand to the United States and then turned them into sex slaves.
Washington law enforcement arrested six people suspected of running an organized prostitution ring through Internet ads.
A U.S. company contracted to secure an air base in Iraq not only ignored reports about the involvement of its staff in human trafficking and alcohol smuggling but fired those who uncovered the wrongdoing, according to an Associated Press investigation published Thursday.
Ukranian authorities arrested two female ringleaders of a sex trafficking network that was sending young women to Turkey.
Moroccan and Spanish authorities arrested 10 people suspected of having trafficked dozens of Nigerian women to Spain, forcing them to prostitute for as little as € 5 (US$ 5.3) under "conditions of absolute slavery," a police report said Tuesday.
Italian police arrested 14 Albanian citizens on Wednesday who were allegedly part of a ring involved in the trafficking of women and drugs across Europe.
Romanian authorities arrested the police chief of the southeastern town of Mizil and three alleged members of a prostitution ring whose operations the chief allegedly protected. The group is accused of coercing minors into prostitution.
Romanian police have raided several locations in a joint operation with British law enforcement and arrested eight people suspected of running a prostitution ring that operated in 10 cities in the United Kingdom.
Spanish police have dismantled two Nigerian sex trafficking rings that exploited more than an estimated 50 women and girls, a Tuesday police statement said.
A Sarajevo court has ordered two men into pre-trial custody after they were accused of finding a novel way to launder their alleged sex trade profits.
Eleven people have been sentenced for their involvement in a prostitution ring which trafficked at least 250 women from Hungary into the United Kingdom (UK).
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