Police arrest 3 in Israeli-Canadian human trafficking ring

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 |  Staff Writer
Police arrested three suspects on Tuesday in an international female trafficking ring operating between Israel and Canada. Tel Aviv detectives busted the ring after investigating ads in Russian-Israeli newspapers offering escort services in Canada for $10,000 a month. Investigators found that the women involved were from the former Soviet Union. The ring organizers are accused of screening the women by photographing them naked and sending the pictures to Canada. Once the women were approved, arrangements were made for them to go to Canada. Police said that this trafficking ring for selling women was an international network active in Russia, Israel, Canada and the United States. “We have made arrests in the early morning and are holding three suspects, one of whom is known to us from the women trafficking field, while the other two are not known to us,” said a police supervisor.

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