17 arrested in prostitution bust

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December 16th, 2013 11:37 am| by admin
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A raid on street prostitutes on Saturday night resulted in the arrest of 17 individuals, Copenhagen Police report in a press release.

The raid – which was carried out together with the national police, Rigspolitiet, and their immigration and human trafficking departments – targeted street prostitutes on Istedgade in Copenhagen’s red light district.

“It’s an area that we constantly have a focus on, because these women are obviously offering sexual services to passers-by in an aggressive manner which bothers both resident and the area’s hotels, guests and business owners,” Copenhagen Police inspector Jan Bjørn stated.

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Five already released
Sixteen Nigerian women and one Romania woman were arrested on a variety of charges, including illegal immigration and working illegally. 

Twelve will be presented to court over the coming days, while five have already been released due to a lack of evidence.

“The women will be assessed by the government’s anti-human trafficking agency, CMM, in order to ensure that women who have been traded into prostitution get the help that they need,” Bjørn said.

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