The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed a custody sentence for Catalina Mikue Ncogo, an Icelandic citizen originally from Equatorial Guinea, and her associate yesterday on suspicion of managing prostitution and human trafficking.
The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
Ncogo and her associate were arrested on December 3 and sentenced to custody until December 11 the following day, dv.is reports.
On December 1, Ncogo was found guilty and drug violations of pandering in Reykjavík District Court and sentenced to two and a half years in prison. She was acquitted of charges of human trafficking. Ncogo appealed the verdict and therefore had not begun to serve her sentence.
However, Ncogo is now facing new charges. She and her associate are suspected of importing women to the country, organizing prostitution on their behalf and keeping part of the profits for themselves, Fréttabladid reports.
In October, police received a number of anonymous tips that women were involved in prostitution in Ncogo’s home. Furthermore, her associate is believed to have rented special facilities for their operations.
One of the women who claims to have come to Iceland to work as a prostitute on behalf of Ncogo’s associate, described the poor conditions under which she had to live in her report to the police.
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