Central Europe

Dealers can buy false certification or licensing of massage for women, at a cost of $ 200 to $ 500, in order to look legitimate in case a police officer enters the premises. While many houses of prostitution in an independent, who seem to share information among themselves with regard to possible incursions by the application of the law, and some have hiding places to hide the women and girls from the police. 54 Corruption also facilitates the industry. For example, there have been complaints against the New Orleans police department officials who were accepting bribes from local brothels, probably in exchange for a deposit outside the brothels to impending attacks. At all levels of Russian organized crime, from individuals to small groups to big unions, appear to be involved in trafficking women to the United States, although the law of agreement on the degree of participation of Russian organized crime .

According to some people, probably the Russians with organized crime connections are importing women from Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States, Central Europe and the sex industry, that is, to strip, escort services and prostitution. INS agents in New York, they say, there are many cases of trafficking of these women by criminals to rob independent or escort services. Often, women's passports are taken by the dealer and are not free to leave until they have paid their debt of about $ 10,000. The INS believes that these criminals have connections to Russian organized crime abroad, but have not seen cases where major Russian organized crime organizations are running the business traffic to the United States.