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Gang recruited Russian women as sex slaves via @AddThis

MOSCOW - RUSSIAN investigators have arrested members of an international human trafficking gang that lured hundreds of young women into prostitution in Western Europe and Asia with promises of lucrative work abroad. Police in the Far East of Russia announced that three people had been charged with human trafficking as part of a gang made up of Russian and Greek citizens, following an investigation by Greek police. Investigator Yulia Volkova from the far eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, a defence industry hub on the Amur River, told AFP the stories of some of the women entrapped into sex slavery, giving only their first names. In December 2009, Darya, a 22-year-old student, and her friend Nina, both single mothers, decided to call an employment agency in the city that offered work abroad after seeing an ad on local television. 'We are looking for young women aged 18 to 3...

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