A police operation was conducted in Athens, Kavala, Volos, Corinth and Crete to dismantle an international criminal organizations trafficking of human beings and in Spain via Turkey.
The officers of the Security Department of the Police Directorate of Kavala on July 26 arrested a man of Greek origin and his partner, a native of the Dominican Republic, who are accused of involvement in the international network of trafficking of women from the Dominican Republic.
According to information from the Police Department in Kavala, the city of Kavala was the first station of the international prostitution ring that brought women illegally from the Dominican Republic, through Turkey and then promoted them to Athens and from there, either in big cities of Greece, or other countries, mainly in the European Union.
The male suspect worked as a municipal clerk in the municipality of Nestos. Three other women from the Dominican Republic were also taken into custody.
The suspected aroused the suspicions of his colleagues as he took frequent unpaid leave from work without reason. Police said he and his partner acted as intermediaries for women who came first to Kavala and then were moved around the country.
The investigations across Greece from the Prosecution Organized Crime and Human Trafficking of Attica Security, were conducted in cooperation with the Spanish authorities, with the assistance of U.S. authorities and EUROPOL.
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