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Five sentenced to prison in Denmark’s largest case of human trafficking

All of them will be expelled from the country

Another case of the ‘Operation Wasp’s Nest’ closed (photo: iStock)
July 12th, 2016 1:27 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Four men and one woman have today been sentenced to prison and a large million kroner fine at the district court in Glostrup for a gross exploitation of Romanian citizens in what has been described as Denmark’s biggest case of human trafficking.

A 47-year-old Syrian man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison and a 19.7 million kroner fine for human trafficking and systematic financial fraud in a number of small companies.

A 27-year-old Rumanian man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, while the other three defendants got 4 and half years, 4 years and 3 years in prison.

All of them will be expelled from Denmark, reported TV2.

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This is the third case of the so-called ‘Operation Wasp’s Nest’ that was launched in February 2015, when the Danish police uncovered a large criminal network responsible for luring some 300 Romanians to Denmark and using their identities to commit financial crimes.

The court process has lasted for over 50 days and a total of 79 witnesses have been questioned.

Some 18 Romanians fell victim to human trafficking in this case.