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vice ring

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Definition of vice ring in English:

noun

A group of criminals involved in organizing illegal prostitution.
Example sentences
  • The former French international has been charged with running a vice ring involving underage Bulgarian girls.
  • However, sources confirmed the arrest, saying that disclosing the arrest might open a new theory in the Bali bombing, possibly involving rivals in a vice ring.
  • The debate follows a series of raids across Yorkshire in April in which police cracked a vice ring which forced female immigrants to work as prostitutes in a chain of massage parlours.

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