Three people have been arrested on suspicion of procuring women for prostitution, mainly for clients in the Middle East, the National Bureau of Investigation (NNI) told MTI on Monday.
The NNI's statement said that Vivien Sz and two associates sent women aged between 18 and 25 to the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Lebanon, The Seychelles and Egypt, as well as several European countries, for the purpose of purveying sexual services.
The women, including fashion models and participants of beauty competitions, were promised photo shoots for men's magazines and high earnings over a short period of time if they also undertook sexual work. They were able to earn up to 1,100 euros a day, while 20 percent was deducted by the suspected pimps.
The ringleaders, who made travel and other arrangements, were arrested in Hungary and have been put in preliminary detention.