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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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Man and woman jailed for human trafficking

The man and woman were jailed today at Newport Crown Court after admitting trafficking two women into the UK Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A man and woman have been jailed for bringing two Czech women into the UK to work in the sex industry.

Ladislav Kurina, 29, from the Czech Republic, and Angelica Bacan, 26, from Romania, admitted four counts of trafficking for prostitution.

Newport Crown Court heard the two Czech women, who were brought to the UK in September last year after responding to an advert for sex workers, were initially taken to various addresses in the south-east of England.

They were eventually taken to a flat in Cardiff, where their conditions worsened.

Eventually they were able to seek support from Safer Wales - a charity offering support to victims of abuse - who in turn contacted South Wales Police.

Ladislav Kurina admitted an additional count of possessing an illegal weapon and was sentenced to two years and seven months in total.

Bacan received 15 months.

Both will have the time already spent in jail considered as part of their sentences.

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