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Man arrested on fraud offences as part of investigation into alleged prostitution and human trafficking ring

Posted on 2nd May 2018

Officers investigating an alleged prostitution and human trafficking ring have made another arrest.

A 55-year-old man was arrested at a flat in Station Court, Burton, yesterday (Tuesday, May 1) on suspicion of being concerned in the acquisition and retention of criminal property.

He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Three men have already appeared at court, charged with conspiracy to traffic a person with a view to sexually exploiting them and controlling a brothel for the purpose of prostitution.

They are Geza Horvath (32), of Station Court, Burton, Daniel Zemencsik (27), of Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, and Laszlo Balogh (58) of Hawkins Lane, Burton.

This latest arrest is part of an ongoing operation which saw officers execute warrants at Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, Violet Street, Normanton and Station Court, Burton on Tuesday, April 17.

During the warrants, five women were found at the two Derby houses. We are treating the women as victims and we suspect they have been trafficked around the UK to be exploited.

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