Trafficking women in Europe – the Nigerian Mafia in Italy | DW Documentary

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The Nigerian Mafia is spreading in Europe. One of their main sources of income is human trafficking, and thousands of young Nigerian women fall victim to the gangs. One of them is Juliet Osabo. Four years ago, Juliet left her home country Nigeria. Like so many other young women, the 23 year old couldn’t envision a future for herself at home and hoped for a better lifestyle in Europe. But during her odyssey through the Sahara and across the Mediterranean, she became involved with criminals who made her endure unspeakable horrors. And things didn’t improve when she arrived in Europe. She fell into the clutches of the Nigerian mafia, which forced her to work as a prostitute. David, who used to be part of the network himself but managed to leave and go underground, tells DW reporters about the brutality of the traffickers. According to experts, the Nigerian mafia is a rapidly growing criminal organization. It often does the dirty work for factions of the Italian Mafia, which is only too happy to retreat into the background. The town of Castel Volturno on the Mediterranean coast is an example. A report by Jan-Philipp Scholz and Johannes Meier. __ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G