Jul 16, 2007

The lesson is...Never trust Ukrainians.

From The Sofia Weekly: Ukrainians Arrested in Czech Republic for Trafficking of Bulgarians. The Czech police arrested on Tuesday three Ukrainians for the human trafficking of Ukranian and Bulgarian nationals, the iDnes news site reported.

The Ukrainians lured their countrymen and Bulgarian workers in the Czech Republic, promising them employment, but when the workers arrived to the country their passports were seized and they were forced to work under heavy conditions and for minimal payment.

The Czech police has already identified more than 50 victims of the mock employers. The arrestees now face up to 15 years in prison. The group of three has been operating in Central and Western Bohemia from the end of 2004.

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