Human trafficker, on the run in Turkey, told to pay Dutch state €2m

A Turkish national, convicted of human trafficking and sentenced to eight years in jail in the Netherlands, has been told to pay over €2m to the Dutch state under laws to claw back criminal proceeds.

The amount is based on what the public prosecution department estimate Saban Baran earned from trafficking women for the sex trade. Three others, including his brother Hasan, were ordered to pay €1.3m.

However, it is unlikely the money will ever be recovered. B fled the Netherlands while on prison leave to visit his new baby and is now thought to be living in Turkey.

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