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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Online flesh trade busted in Calangute; 4 held

With the arrest of four accused including a foreign national, the crime branch police claimed to have busted an international online flesh trade racket.
Incidentally of the four accused persons two are women one foreign national and another Indian, both agents, police said.
Based on specific information a trap was laid outside a hotel in Calangute and the raid was conducted after sending a decoy customer on Saturday night, informed the police.
Four female victims were rescued, of which one is from Bangalore, two from Nagpur and one from West Bengal.
The accused have been identified as 41-year-old Natalia Bhalchandra (agent) a Russian national, married to an Indian and presently residing in Candolim.
According to police her husband is staying in Bangalore. The other accused Swapnesh Naik (28) from Goa was transporting girls, Parshuram Vadar (35) is an agent as well as a transporter and the fourth accused an agent Priyanka Sinha (21). Vadar is staying at Curchorem while Sinha a native of Bokaro Jharkhand and presently residing in Candolim.
According to police the flesh trade racket was being run through three different websites.
Police claimed that the accused were providing girls Indian as well as foreign nationals to customers.
An offence under the Immoral Trafficking Prevention ACT has been registered against the accused persons.
Two cars which were used for transportation of victims have been attached.
The raid was conducted with the assistance of members of Anyay Rahit Zindagi (ARZ), which is the nodal NGO for anti human trafficking unit of the Goa police.
The Crime Branch team headed by Police Inspector Dattaguru Sawant under the supervision of SP Crime Karthik Kashyap carried out the raid.


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