The Israeli police announced the arrest of eight members of the criminal group suspected of trafficking in women from former USSR countries, including Russia and Ukraine.
“we are talking about a gang that operated for several years, recruited women from the former Soviet Union under the pretext of working therapists. When the girls arrived, they were defined on a discrete apartment where she worked providing sexual services”, – RIA “news” words of the official representative of the Israeli police Michael zingerman’s.
According to investigators, the group was run by 50-year-old woman, known in the sporting world in Israel. Her details have not been disclosed. The husband of the suspect, according to investigators, was also part of the group.
Also the group included people whose activity was aimed at money-laundering, proceeds of crime. The investigation was conducted by the Central investigation Department of the tel Aviv district in conjunction with the tax authorities and national insurance Institute “bituah Leumi”. Women were recruited by posting advertisements on the Russian Internet resources, masking the real essence of the work they had to do.
On Monday eight suspects will be brought in the magistrate’s court of tel Aviv to extend the arrest. Five women victims – citizens of Russia and Ukraine – are in a safe place, where they provided assistance to victims of sexual offences. But the real number of victims of the traffickers can be more.
We will remind, in 2017 in Lithuania were opened by the international criminal scheme of trafficking. Specifically Ukrainians, who were transported to Britain as almost free labor.