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Copenhagen Police make human trafficking bust

A long-term investigation into human trafficking by Copenhagen Police resulted in the arrest of five people accused of forcing Bulgarian women into prostitution.

Copenhagen Police make human trafficking bust
Police say five women were brought from Bulgaria and forced to work as prostitutes. Photo: Colourbox
Police said on Wednesday that three men and one woman were arrested in Copenhagen and an additional man was arrested in Malmö, Sweden on charges of human trafficking. 
 
The five arrestees are suspected of forcing five Bulgarian women to work as prostitutes in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district. 
 
“They have brought women from Bulgaria to Denmark. They have recruited, transported and housed them and sent them onto the streets to make money,” police spokesman Carsten Ahrends told Ritzau.
 
The three men and one women arrested in Copenhagen will be held on remand for the next 27 days, while the Malmö man will be extradited to Copenhagen to face charges. 
 
Police said that Wednesday’s arrests were the culmination of a long investigation into Vesterbro’s prostitution scene. 

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Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

A 31-year-old female domestic helper is suspected of having stolen cash and jewellery from elderly citizens and withdrawn money from their Dankorts in the amount of over 50,000 kroner.

Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

The woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with theft and information fraud. There are ten victims in the case.

The police suspect the woman of having stolen from citizens whose homes she has visited as part of her work as a domestic worker in various places in Copenhagen.

“She has worked as a domestic helper and has been in people’s homes as an employee,” Bjarke Dalsgaard, deputy police inspector at Copenhagen police, said.

According to the police, the woman has stolen jewellery and cash on ten occasions. In addition, she has stolen debit cards in four cases and withdrawn money using them. The money that has been withdrawn alone adds up to a value of 52,000 kroner.

Copenhagen police received the first report of theft in the case at the beginning of 2022.

According to the police, the 31-year-old domestic helper admitted to one instance of crime (the theft of around 400 kroner) but pleaded not guilty regarding the remaining 13.

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