Arrest of a gang smuggling Ukrainian women from their countries to Morocco for the purpose of prostitution

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Three people from Kyiv who were transporting TV presenters and Instagram bloggers to Morocco have been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

According to the Ukrainian newspaper “Delo”, three of the accused colluded with a Moroccan citizen, in search of women from Ukraine to work in Morocco in the modelling field, other than the real goal of the accused was to send them to provide services of an intimate nature to businessmen in the city of Marrakesh.

According to the Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office, employees of the Migration Police Department of the National Police, together with investigators of the Kyiv-Pechersk Police Department, representatives of the Internal Security Department and the Criminal Investigation Department of the National Police, identified three intruders who organized a human trafficking ring.

According to the same newspaper, the defendants set up a fake modelling agency, and they recruited beautiful girls who supposedly perform fashion shows in different countries of the world, participate in beauty contests, and host popular talk shows on television and bloggers on Instagram.

The investigation also established that there was a clear division of responsibilities among the members of the criminal group, one of whom was responsible for issuing work visas, while the other two were supposed to organize the women’s cross-border travel.

Soukaina Sghir


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