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Law enforcers in Donetsk region busted a criminal group engaged in human trafficking who recruited women for sexual exploitation in the Czech Republic.

The illegal business was organized by a 54-year-old Mariupol native, the police press service reported.

The group also included two recruiters – a 45-year-old male and a 38-year-old female.

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"Since November 2018, accomplices have been recruiting young women in Mariupol and sending them to the city of Prague in the Czech Republic for sexual exploitation. The victims were chosen among women who faced difficult life circumstances. For each girl, recruiters received EUR 200," said the statement.

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The perpetrators would traffic two to four women at a time for a period of three months. The group received their share from the monetary reward for the provision of sexual services.

The raid was being prepared for several months as evidence was being collected.

Two women, both Mariupol natives, were freed from sex slavery.