Austrian police have arrested two Nigerians on suspicion of forcing young women into prostitution, in part through voodoo rites.
Police spokesman Johann Baumschlager said in Vienna that the two Nigerians, a man and woman are accused of being part of a criminal organization, human trafficking and engaging in the international prostitution trade.
He said they forced at least 10 young Nigerian women into the sex trade in part by engaging “a voodoo priest, who made them submissive through certain rites.”
He said the male suspect is cooperating with police but the woman denied the accusations.
Neither is being named in keeping with Austrian privacy laws.