Romanians Replace Bulgarian Prostitutes in Brussels' 'Quartier Nord'
An increasing number of prostitutes from Romania are replacing Bulgarian girls in Brussels, according to Belgian newspaper “La Derniere heure.”
In a recent issue, the paper cites an Amnesty International report naming Brussels “the capital of forced prostitution”, with most of the “gypsy prostitutes” coming from Braila, Romania.
“La Derniere heure” also quotes police sources in the Belgian capital as saying that 18-years-old Roma girls from the Danube city of Braila very often are bought and re-sold as prostitutes, coming mostly from poor families.
Most of prostitutes say that they had read in local newspapers that at the Aerschot street in Brussels they can make EUR 20 000 per month.
Upon their recruitment in Romania, however, they are given EUR 200-300, and are then sold in Western Europe, including Brussels, for EUR 2500-5000.
Girls from Romania's Braila have replaced the girls from the Bulgarian city of Sliven as the most frequent victims of human trafficking, the Belgian paper reports adding that many girls are actually kidnapped by Romanian gangsters in Braila's clubs.
In 2009, 79 girls were kidnapped in Braila and the village of Galiti, according to official statistics. The real number, according to the same report, is at least 780. Some 95% of these girls are sent to Western Europe.
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Well, Sliven's (Ex) Mayor Yordan Lechkov, should organize a press conference with the message:
"During my days, me and my friends organized 180 M Euro prostitution money coming to our country. Now that I've been tacled by international police forces, the Romanians took over!"
The new Kmet can send the Sliven daughters to school, so that they can contribute to Bulgaria's GDP, 30 years longer than the retirement age of a hooker, and that they can give their children a proper education!
Maybe the BG judges will find a community sentence for Mr. Lechov, something like training young football players for free.
In fact there is only one proper sentence for this man and his friends: To be locked away for a long term, as a danger for the society. Probably he did some good things for Sliven (normal) but he allowed his maffia friends to build up a huge human trade network! If you put yourself on a list to be elected, you assume a responsability towards the society;
btw... the press speaks about gipsies... Sorry, these Sliven hookers are full blood Bulgarians!