Two Asian women have been remanded into custody in connection with a sex trafficking case including allegations of sex exploitation and pimping.
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A Nicosia District Court judge ordered the eight day remand of two females, aged 47, following their arrest on Sunday during a police operation in Nicosia.
Cops from a special crime prevention unit, in cooperation with anti-trafficking officers, raided two residences in Nicosia on Sunday and arrested the two female suspects. No information was immediately available as to whether other individuals, including potential trafficking victims, were apprehended in connection with the raid.
Possible charges include trafficking, pimping, sexual exploitation, running an illegal brothel, and living off illegal profits from prostitution.
Police told Knews the operation was not connected to recent raids where cops were also arrested for taking part in sex trafficking of Eastern European women.
While prostitution is not illegal in the Republic of Cyprus, trafficking, pimping, and public soliciting for sex are offences punishable by law.