Eight Pakistanis jailed in Dubai over trafficking, forcing teenagers into prostitution


Eight Pakistanis were sentenced to five years in jail for trafficking three Pakistani teenagers into Dubai and forcing them into prostitution, a local media outlet reported on Sunday.

They were convicted by the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday over charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and running a prostitution den.

They are required to pay a fine of $5400 each and will be deported from the UAE after serving their sentences.

The seven men and one woman were apprehended by police after a raid in the Al Baraha area of Dubai.

The three girls, all 17-year-olds, were convinced by the woman to travel to Dubai.