Ibiza People Trafficking: Five Women Forced into Prostitution Released
Agents of the National Police have arrested four people in an operation against people trafficking in Ibiza, specifically for crimes related to prostitution. The detainees are three Chinese women and one Spanish man. In addition, the agents have released five women from China who they suspect were being forced to work as prostitutes.
The operation was carried out jointly by agents of the Madrid Immigration Brigade and the Ibiza police. The investigation uncovered at least three locations in Ibiza Town and Santa Eulària where alleged sexual services were offered.
One of these apartments, located at number 18 Isidor Macabich Avenue, was already registered by the National Police last February. At that time the agents arrested six Chinese women for violating the Aliens Act and being engaged in prostitution.
In recent years, the National Police has carried out several operations against people trafficking on the island, some of them considered major operations and resulting in a high number of arrests.
One of the most significant was an operation against sexual exploitation undertaken in August last year which culminated with six arrests on the island, one in Tarragona and two more in Romania. The investigation and operation was initiated following a tip off from the public to the crime-line of the National Police. The Police have called for concerned citizens to contact them if they suspect any people trafficking in their own neighbourhoods. The number is 900 10 50 90 and all calls are free and confidential