Woman found guilty of human trafficking in Biel/Bienne
A 58-year-old Thai woman is going to jail for 10 years after being found guilty of running a major human trafficking network.
A court in Biel says she smuggled at last 75 young women to work as prostitutes. The judge called it a highly sophisticated operation.
She was also found guilty of several other offences.
While the smuggled women did know they would be working in the sex trade, they found the conditions harsher than expected and didn’t realise they would have to pay back their travel expenses.
The woman has been in jail since 2014 when she was arrested.