Eight Israelis indicted for running White slavery ring in Israel
Eight Israelis were indicted on Sunday for operating a multi-million dollar international human trafficking ring over the last decade involving hundreds of women.
The suspects forced scores of women to leave their homes to work as prostitutes, smuggled them across international borders, and employed them as prostitutes in 12 brothels in the Tel Aviv area, according to the charge sheet filed in a Tel Aviv court. Hundreds of women worked at the brothels over the years.
The women were smuggled into Israel from the former Soviet Union via Sinai.
The chief suspect in the case, Rami Saban, 35, from Megadim, was charged with 23 felony offenses. Saban was convicted back in 2001 of trafficking in women and sentenced to 31 months in jail, and was found guilty of operating a brothel a year later.
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