His nickname is ‘Pig’s Head’. His trade was human trafficking on a huge scale, according to prosecutors at a trial that has just begun in Madrid.
Ion Clamparu was one of Interpol’s most wanted fugitives. Arrested last October, the international police agency said he had been on the run for eight years after being sentenced to jail in his native Romania.
He now stands accused of luring young women from his homeland to Spain and then forcing them into prostitution. The alleged exploitation is said to concern women made to work in Madrid’s Casa de Campo park, notorious at night-time for prostitution.
Clamparu faces up to 16 years in prison.