Convicted human trafficker vanishes

Convicted human trafficker Saban B has disappeared after being temporarily released from custody because of ‘personal circumstances’, the NRC reports on Wednesday.


B, who is currently appealing against a 7.5 year jail term handed down last year, was released for a week, the paper says, without giving further details.
He and his brother were found guilty of leading an international human smuggling gang, thought to be responsible for forcing more than 100 women into prostitution in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Some of their victims were tattooed with the brothers’ names. Others were forced to undergo plastic surgery.
The NRC says the justice ministry suspects B, who has Turkish nationality, has left the country.