Two women arrested after police raids on Belfast brothels
Five potential sex slavery victims have been rescued after police raids on suspected brothels across Belfast.
Two women have been arrested by the PSNI's Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit.
The two women, aged 36 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including human trafficking, controlling prostitution for gain and brothel keeping.
The 36-year-old woman was arrested in Glenbrook Avenue in the east of the city, where one woman was rescued.
The 24-year-old was arrested in Donegal Avenue, south Belfast, where another woman was rescued.
And three women were rescued from an address on Violet Street in west Belfast.
The arrests are part of an extensive investigation into an organised criminal gang with eastern European links.