According to Angelika Molnar, who runs Europol’s human trafficking unit, women in countries such as Romania and Slovakia are being persuaded to move to the UK with the false hope of having a well-paid job and accommodation.
“It’s only upon arrival that they are told there is no work available and they have to be engaged in marriages with Pakistani men,” she said.
Molnar claimed the women are then exploited by their husbands and the traffickers.
“After the marriage, the women are kept under control by the traffickers and are exploited as domestic service by the husband but also raped and sexually exploited by fellow nationals of the traffickers,” she said.
The documentary, ‘Humans for Sale,’ found that on one occasion a Slovakian girl had been trafficked and sent back to Scotland up to three times.