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Friday, 27 January 2017

Italian Police Arrest Ring Leaders Trafficking Girls From Nigeria

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Italian police yesterday arrested four men accused of being the leaders of a human trafficking ring which smuggled people from Africa to Europe and forced women into the sex trade upon arrival in Italy.

Another two men were arrested on suspicion of financially supporting the network and selling illegal drugs.
The group, which was headquartered in Padua in northern Italy, had accomplices in Nigeria, Libya and Sicily.

Police said the network ran an “extremely lucrative” operation.
Telephone conversations between ring members and traffickers in Libya revealed large numbers of people hoping to be taken across the sea to Europe are being held captive near the Libyan capital Tripoli in appalling conditions.

“They are massed together to wait in captivity as price negotiations are completed and the payment is made (for the boat journey), during which time they are subjected to all types of abuse, from starvation to beatings to sexual assault,” the police said in a statement.

Police said it began investigating the suspects in June after a Nigerian girl, a minor, informed officers that she had been smuggled to Italy and upon arrival was held captive and forced into prostitution.


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