The National Police has released the 14 victims of sexual exploitation in Spain and Romaniawhich were subjected to attacks and humiliation by a criminal organization that, if the women did not get the money they demanded, they shaved their headsthey made them sleep on the floor or took them out on the balcony naked in winter.
Two of the released women were in the town of Alzira (Valencia). The operation, framed in the context of the joint investigation team (JIT) between Spain and Romania, has been coordinated by Europol under the guidelines of Eurojust, as reported by the Police in a statement.
In total, the agents nine people have been arrestedmembers of the organization, who allegedly purchased real estate and high-end vehicles to launder the profits they obtained from the exploitation of their victims. Eight of the detained people have been arrested in Alzira and one in Valencia.
Those involved took advantage of the victims' state of need and They were forced to prostitute themselves in public. The women were subjected to "abusive" conditions and were given "brutal" beatingseven with whipping with telephone cablesand humiliations.