Feds bust global sex ring, with indictments in Minnesota

(Minneapolis, October 5) – What began as a simple observation by local authorities — Thai women being shuttled between apartments and hotels around the Twin Cities — evolved into a federal takedown of a massive international sex trafficking ring, with nearly a dozen arrests and multiple indictments announced Wednesday.

Seventeen people, including several Minnesotans and 12 Thai nationals, are being charged in an alleged scheme that stretched across the Pacific Ocean.

The charges, announced Wednesday in Minneapolis, say the conspirators transported hundreds of young Thai women with fraudulent visas to the United States to become “modern-day sex slaves.” >> Read more.