LJUBLJANA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian police last week arrested six Slovenians suspected of running an international prostitution ring after a nine-month investigation, the national media reported on Monday.
The head of the Celje criminal police Damjan Turk stated on Monday that the suspects, aged between 24 and 66, had mostly used Slovenian and Ukrainian girls, with a total of 13 victims identified.
Citing the police, the Slovenian Press Agency STA said in its report that charges have been brought against eight people and one company so far, but the investigation continues after about 700 visits to the prostitutes by clients had been identified.
The girls had to share half of their revenue with the suspects or more if they failed to make the monthly minimum of around 1,000 euros. The costs of the sexual services ranged between 60 and 180 euros each.
Meanwhile, criminal inspector Damijan Roskaric of the Ljubljana Police Administration said that Slovenia was a target country when it comes to people trafficking, with prostitution being the main abuse method.