Prostitution gang jailed
A gang of six people who captured women in Nigeria and forced them into prostitution in Tenerife, Madrid and Benidorm have been sent to prison for a total of 89 years.
They were found guilty of crimes of trafficking in human beings, forced prostitution and illegal immigration. The victims are to receive compensation totalling 10,000 euros.
The organisation captured the women in the Benin City area, taking advantage of their precarious economic situation and after moving them to the coast of Libya, they embarked on boats to reach Italy.
From there, they were accompanied by plane to Madrid by a member of the organisation and were housed in flats both in the capital and in the south of Tenerife and Benidorm, and were forced to practice prostitution through voodoo and as a way of paying the debt incurred during the trip, estimated between 30,000 and 35,000 euros.
The women, who were asylum seekers, lived in poor conditions – they slept stacked on mattresses on the floor – they were barely allowed to leave the houses and worked long days from 8pm to 7am without rest.