Malaysian police break up Ugandan sex trafficking ring
Summary of story from UPI, October 19, 2011
Malaysian police have broken up a major Ugandan sex slave ring that forced its own nationals into prostitution in China and Malaysia.
At least 21 women aged 18-42 were freed during a police raid on several apartments in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Bandar Sunway, a report in The Star newspaper said.
All the women have been placed at a welfare home and will be returned to Uganda after police investigations are finished.
The women from Kampala, Uganda, were lured to Malaysia with promises of lucrative jobs in hotels, opportunities to study in colleges and work as maids with a salary of $1,000, said Zinin. They were given passports, flight tickets and other documents.
But the reality was they worked for up to 10 hours a day as prostitutes for at least three months, often being beaten and raped by their captors, he said.