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Belfast: Women arrested in prostitution and human trafficking investigation

Two women have been arrested as part of a PSNI investigation into controlling prostitution and human trafficking in Northern Ireland.

TWO WOMEN WERE arrested in Belfast yesterday in connection with a PSNI investigation into controlling prostitution and suspected human trafficking.

The women, both foreign nationals, were detained by police after four searches were carried out in the Belfast area.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dougie Grant, said that the investigation had taken place over the past six weeks and was centred on suspected criminal gangs involved in controlling prostitution across Northern Ireland.

He added that the investigation “underlines the PSNI’s commitment to investigate human exploitation in Northern Ireland.”

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