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Three men held for human trafficking

TT/Rebecca Martin · 1 Jun 2011, 14:31

Published: 01 Jun 2011 14:31 GMT+02:00

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“I will soon submit a remand request in regard to the three men current arrested," prosecutor Thomas Eliasson of the International Prosecution Chamber (Internationella åklagarkammaren) in Sweden told the local Göteborgsposten daily.

On Tuesday police in western Sweden brought in five men for questioning after a raid on a Gothenburg property. Three remain in custody and a preliminary investigation has been commenced.

Earlier this week a warrant for the arrest of another man was issued by the police. The 33-year-old Romanian national is however no longer on Swedish soil.

All the involved are originally from Romania and none have a permanent address in Gothenburg.

The men are under suspicion for trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation and aggravated pimping.

The men were brought in after a raid on several locations in the greater Gothenburg area carried out by the county police’s special unit for serious organised crime.

The sex crimes have mainly been carried out in the Rosenlund area of the city, which is generally associated with street prostitution.

The police operation was launched as a result of lengthy surveillance investigations and according to the prosecutor there are at least ten women that have been exploited by the men.

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The police declined to speculate on how the investigation would develop but on Wednesday said that they do not rule out further arrests.

So far this year, the police have reported 170 incidents of sex purchasing in Gothenburg.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

21:06 June 1, 2011 by Lukestar1991
These scum should be hunted to the ends of the earth and anybody who is associated with them.
00:18 June 2, 2011 by Stickeroo
Funny how sex "purchasing" is illegal but sex "bartering" (few drinks and dinner for some booty) is not.
05:16 June 2, 2011 by Grokh
What about all the people who do forced begging in gothenburg it seems everyone but the police knows they are brough to sweden illegally and are forced to do it while their "pimps" collect on it?

But i guess European union would have to actually complain to Romania the worlds biggest human traffic country in the world.
11:28 June 2, 2011 by darky
If the King can hustle the pussies, what more of the locals? lol. It is inborn. Solitary lives, Overdue bachelors ! What do we expect? When ladies are scared of men and men are also scared of the ladies............... That is why I like my brown hommies. Brain the ladies and tell them their problems.
15:56 June 2, 2011 by Roy E
Such predators deserve maximum sentences and no mercy.
16:09 June 2, 2011 by Syftfel
This is one of the ill effects of open borders, which is of course liked be criminals, illegal imigrants and other undesirable riff-raff. How do we create balance between easy travel and keeping undesirables out? Perhaps some social democrat, or liberal, can provide the answer to that? And preferably an answer that does NOT involve raising taxes. What do you socialists say?
02:48 June 3, 2011 by lucia333
Government is not going to solve all the problems. Communities need to watch for this sort of thing closely.

Also, @ "darky" the p-word is not acceptable unless you want me to call you spermbag or dick life support. It is not a polite way to refer to women. Got it? Also, if you are so insecure that you have to refer to everyone's skin color every time you write something please go get help.
08:05 June 3, 2011 by prince T
Y am i not suprised by racist, rich and deluded syfel. In football tournament in Germany, Sweden top the list on those that visited prostitutes in d country. Before the tournament, there was a campaign in Sweden dat we should bouycott the tournament. How hypocritcal can we be. I am certain that Swedes are helping the trade to thrive here. Someone said that racist brains are shallow. Syfel cannot see beyond race on any given topic on this forum. He is always wrong and inaccurste with his comments. Y bother about him THIS IS THE LAST TIME I WILL COMMENT ON HIM
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