In the last year the Spanish police forces have freed over 1,100 women who were being forced to work as sex slaves.
A total of 756 people have been arrested during the freeing of the slaves.
The profile of the average woman who is trapped into this dangerous, and often lethal, life is around the age of 30 and usually from the Eastern bloc countries or Sub-Saharan Africa.
More than 2,500 inspections were carried out in ‘nightclubs’, where these slaves are usually forced to work, and 13,150 were suspected to be at risk.
Police sources say they have disbanded 24 organised rings which traffic people and discovered another 48 groups which they are still investigating.
Police investigations into the cases are ongoing and sources say that they hope to make a huge dent in the illegal trade by the time they are finished.