Man and woman jailed after admitting human trafficking

A man and woman have been jailed for bringing two Czech women into the UK to work in the sex industry. The women, who responded to an advert for sex workers, worked from a flat in Cardiff Bay.

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Human trafficking a 'hidden' and 'under-reported' crime

Human trafficking is described as a 'hidden' crime that is often under-reported.

Figures show in Wales:

  • The number of trafficking victims increased by 48% from 2011 to 2012
  • Only 34 people reported a problem
  • Almost a third of those cases were for sexual exploitation
  • Ten of the victims were aged 17 or younger

Experts say the figures don't represent the scale of the issue - often because the victims themselves aren't aware they are being exploited.

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