A man accused of being the head of an organized crime network that trafficked women to countries around Europe for sexual exploitation has been extradited to Romania 18 months after his arrest in southern England.
Florin Ghinea, 45, one of Europol’s most wanted men, was detained as he left a gym in Watford, Hertfordshire, in August 2018.
Dave Hucker from Britain’s National Crime Agency said it was „a huge success”
He said: „I’ve no doubt our streets are safer as a result.”
Nicknamed „Ghenosu,” Ghinea is wanted in Romania charges of human trafficking, conspiracy to murder, blackmail and money laundering.
He is accused of orchestrating a trafficking ring which saw Romanian women sent to Ireland, Finland and Dubai for the purposes of sexual exploitation, as well as conspiring to kill a criminal rival.
Ghinea arrived in Bucharest Thursday evening where he was escorted by hooded police from Henri Coanda Airport.
Ghinea was arrested bv officers from the National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit (NCA) in an operation supported by Hertfordshire Police on 14 August 2018 on a European Arrest Warrant.