Copenhagen Police have successfully wrapped up a long-term human trafficking investigation after arresting five people suspected of forcing five Bulgarian women in prostitution.
Police revealed that three men and a woman were arrested in the Danish capital and that another man was arrested in the Swedish town of Malmo. All five are facing human trafficking charges and are suspected of making the five women work as prostitutes in the city’s notorious Vesterbro red light district.
Police spokesman Carsten Ahrends said that the suspects had brought the women from Bulgaria. He explained that they had recruited, transported and then housed them before forcing them to work on the streets of Copenhagen as prostitutes so they could make money.
The four suspects arrested in Copenhagen are to be detained on remand for 27 days, while the fifth suspect will be extradited from Malmo to Copenhagen to stand trial.
Copenhagen Police added that the arrests followed a lengthy investigation into the prostitution scene in Vesterbro.