According to a study into illegal organ trafficking by Eramsus MC in Rotterdam, organ trafficking also happens in the Netherlands.
AMSTERDAM — This city's famed red-light district looks much as it has for years, with bikini-clad women behind plate-glass windows fluffing their hair or beckoning to passersby, colorful beds visible in the background as an unspoken invitation.
But things could soon change for the sex-for-hire industry following a recognition in the freewheeling Netherlands that its decision in 2000 to legalize brothels has failed to stem human trafficking.
Police in Mallorca have arrested 25 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang on suspicion of drug trafficking, trafficking in humans, extortion and running prostitution rings. It is alleged the gang planned to launder money from its criminal activities in Germany and Turkey by building a Formula One circuit on the Spanish island.
Tougher controls on the licenced sex industry are leading to a shift towards home-based prostitution, the acting chief of the Dutch national police force says in Monday’s Volkskrant.
A Turkish national, convicted of human trafficking and sentenced to eight years in jail in the Netherlands, has been told to pay over €2m to the Dutch state under laws to claw back criminal proceeds.
A leading Dutch hospital, the Erasmus Medical Centre, is to conduct a three-year study of the international black market in human organs for the European Commission. Institutions from Romania, Sweden, Bulgaria and Spain as well as the European Police Office, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Eurotransplant and the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) will be involved in the project.
Quintessential resort islands are often pictured with lithe, melanin-rich indigenous beauties on the arms of plump distinguished foreign men. In the majority of Caribbean islands, the purchase and sale of sex are illegal activities.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Medical and police authorities are launching a major international probe into the illegal trafficking in human organs for transplants, to help clamp down on the crime, one of the researchers said Thursday.
Several European countries participated in raids on brothels and places of prostitution that began Thursday evening and lasted early into the next morning, the EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, revealed on Friday.