Policia Nacional in Madrid have detained 37 members of a gang who were involved in the sexual exploitation of children.
Officers detained the gang in a series of raids carried out across the capital. In an investigation lasting nearly a year, officers discovered a criminal network who used underage adolescents to distribute drugs, as well as engage in sexual activity for money and drugs.
The victims were contacted via social media and befriended by members of the gang, before being forced into illegal activites. Ten victims are understood to have been found, one of whom had been imprisoned in a store room.
A hairdressers is also understood to have been raided, with video recording equipment seized during the raids.