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Police nab call girls in international sex ring

Two women, a 20-year-old Lithuanian and a 21-year-old Hungarian, arrested by officers of Attica police’s vice squad yesterday are believed to have been working for a major international prostitution racket whose ringleaders are based in London, Moscow, Prague and Amsterdam. Officers detained the women after posing as prospective customers and visiting a luxury hotel in Athens believed to have been one of several used by the ring. The meeting was arranged over the Internet. During questioning the women are alleged to have admitted to having sex with customers in exchange for payments ranging from 250 to 1,000 euros. Officers said they confiscated a total of 1,550 euros from the two women as well as notepads containing long lists of e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and addresses of hotels in various European cities.