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Man suspected of human trafficking

An Icelandic man, suspected of having forced foreign women into prostitution, was arrested at his home in Reykjavík last week. Police confiscated computer data at the man’s house.

Prior to the man’s arrest, a Brazilian woman was arrested at a hotel on suspicions of having solicited sex at hotels in the capital for a few weeks. RÚV reports.

The woman was questioned and afterwards deported. Another Brazilian woman was questioned in relation to this case, but it is not known whether she is also suspected of prostitution.

Police believe foreign women who solicit sex in Iceland may be victims of human trafficking, which the Icelandic man may have taken part in it.

According to the UN, human trafficking is the most rapidly growing organized crime. It is believed that up to four million people are victims of human trafficking every year.

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