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Eight charged with human trafficking for forcing Bulgarians to beg in Sweden

Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

Published: 14.Sep.2018 17:44 hrs

As many as 60 people Bulgarians were exploited in Sweden, forced to beg on the streets and hand over their money to the masterminds who brought them into the country, prosecutors said on Friday.

Eight people are being charged with involvement in a human trafficking ring in Småland in southern Sweden. All of the defendants are men and seven of them are Bulgarian citizens. The eighth defendant is a Swedish citizen accused of helping the human traffickers. All eight denied any wrongdoing. 
 
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