Detectives in northern Ireland have welcomed the guilty pleas by three men to offences linked to human trafficking.
The PSNI Organised Crime Branch investigated a Czech-based crime gang involved in the trafficking of women into Northern Ireland for the purposes of sexual exploitation.
A Czech-based human trafficking gang lured sex victims on the pretence of glamorous photo shoots, police revealed yesterday.
Bronislav Rybensky, Lyle Lamont and Ferhat Ekici, each pleaded guilty to offences linked to the sordid tradeof human sex trafficking.
There are around 38,000 people in the Czech Republic suffering from enslavement, according to a hard-hitting report. The Global Slavery Index 2013 indicates that the Czech Republic is one of the worst-affected countries in Europe for modern-day slavery, with human trafficking, forced labor and other abuses contributing to the country receiving a poor ranking from the Walk Free Foundation.