Monday, June 3, 2013

'Voodoo Prostitution Ring in Spain': Police Arrest Six

A Nigerian gang forced women into street prostitution in Spain by burning them with irons and using voodoo rituals, according to police.

Detectives have arrested six Nigerian nationals - including the suspected woman ringleader - as part of an investigation launched last year after one of the prostitutes filed a complaint with the authorities.

"The control exercised over women was total, involving verbal threats as well as physical violence and various voodoo ceremonies to terrorise them," police said in a statement.

"The ring caused them serious injury through bites or by using an iron to cause second-degree burns."