Twenty-five people, including four police officers, were arrested in a police operation to dismantle one of the largest human trafficking rings in Eastern Europe and the Balkans which was active in the “recruitment “ of foreign women that were then made to work in strip clubs, illegal brothels or as escorts.

Raids were conducted on eight night clubs, four brothels, two yachts and 10 houses.

The leader of the ring was a nightclub owner and the two “lieutenants” were also in the same line of work.

Their operation included four strip clubs in Greece and one in Germany, while two more such clubs were being planned in the west Athens district of Peristeri and on the Aegean islands of Rhodes.