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Spanish Police Bust Russian Prostitution Ring

April 18, 2006 -- Spanish police say they have arrested 100 people -- including 70 Russian women -- in a crackdown on a prostitution ring.

A police statement says the gang's leader obtained visas and transport from Russia for the women and then forced them to cover the costs, making it difficult for them to break away from the traffickers.


RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

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