Human Trafficking Women Threatened Nigerian Women with ‘Voodoo Curses’

Spanish authorities recently busted a human trafficking ring that was bringing women from Nigeria and forcing them to work as prostitutes. They coerced the women, in part, by threatening them with “Voodoo curses” if they didn’t comply. According to the Associated Press,

The victims, aged 25 to 35, were forced to pay large sums of money to the gang members, who told the women they would go mad or have their souls destroyed if they disobeyed orders given during Voodoo rituals that were held in Nigeria involving pieces of their fingernails or hair.

How utterly bizarre.


Spanish police arrest Voodoo extortion gang. Associated Press, May 23, 2009.

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