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Five individuals were arrested by the Israel Police's Etgar unit on suspicion of trading in women. Police allege that the five emotionally physically abused four women brought to Israel from Uzbekistan and forced to work as prostitutes at an escort agency in Tel Aviv.who are alleged to have also raped, beaten and kept the women under lock and key.
Five people from the south and center of the country were arrested this week by the Israel Police's Etgar unit on suspicion of trading in women.
Police allege that the five emotionally physically abused four women brought to Israel from Uzbekistan and forced to work as prostitutes at an escort agency in Tel Aviv.
Initially, police arrested three suspects - Boris Bardichevsky, 53, of Petah Tikva; Michael Broman, 43, of Givatayim; and Arkadi Nissanov, 25, of Jerusalem - who are alleged to have also raped, beaten and kept the women under lock and key. Yesterday, police arrested Laizer Nabochov, 30, of Tel Aviv, and Yaakov Shneiderman, 23, of Be'er Sheva, in connection with the same affair.
During searches carried out at the home of one of the suspects arrested yesterday, police found more than NIS 500,000 in cash and half a kilogram of marijuana.
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