Cyprus Mail

Raid on massage parlour

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday after a police raid on a beauty and massage parlour in Limassol on suspicion of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of trafficking victims.

In the premises during the raid were also six women, all third-country nationals, aged between 23 and 38, and three men believed to be customers of the parlour.

The place had been under police surveillance for three months.

Police seized as evidence €4,268 in cash, computers, tablets, mobile phones, handwritten notes and a closed-circuit camera recorder.

The 48-year-old is expected to be taken in court on Tuesday for a remand. He is being investigated for human trafficking, sexual exploitation of trafficking victims, for illegally withholding personal documents and money laundering.

The six women were taken in for questioning. Police said that the testimonies of the three men that said they were customers of the parlour are being assessed.


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