I remember when the 1999 Kosovo war kicked off we were getting loads of Albanians claiming that they were Kosovans turning up in the back of lorries in industrial estates in West London. We were told not to arrest them, but to tell them to make their way to Croydon.All Albanians are now Kosovans
It didn't seem long before they took over much of the sex buisness in London and a lot of the other big cities in the UK.
When the East European countries gained free movement and all these young East European girls started coming over for work, was when I first heard of sex trafficing. The M.O. seemed to be for a Lithuanian women working for the Albanians would recruit young naive girls in Lithuania with offers of well paid jobs as waitress and other such jobs and given a plane ticket. At the Airport she would be met by the Lithuanian women and Albanian minder and taken to a brothel where she would be raped and put out to work, with as many men as possible every night.
When I was at Brent in 2005, we paid a visit to all the known brothels on the borough. Most of them consisted of a Lithuanian madam, and a couple of Lithuanian working girls. There would generaly be an Albanian minder sitting watching TV in his 1970s leather jacket. Of course he would always be a friend, just visiting. The girls were always spoken to alone, out of reach of Mr Gangster and Miss Whore. They all said that they were happy to be there and were not under any coercion.
I didn't entirely believe them though.