Police break up suspected human trafficking prostitution ring

Police announce they have broken up a suspected human trafficking ring that was allegedly bringing women to Israel from Eastern Europe to work as prostitutes in eight brothels around the country.

The investigation, which began in June, led to the arrest of 12 people, including the madam, her husband and her son, suspected of bringing women to Israel and running the brothels in Jerusalem, Haifa and Ashkelon. In addition, eight women suspected of working as prostitutes were arrested and brought for a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.

During the months-long investigation police uncovered the method by which the suspects brought the women from Ukraine and Georgia by posting on local job-seekers websites.

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