first_imgGardai raided a brothel and found Western Union money receipts for €18,000 which were sent back to Romania in just a three week period.The receipts were found in an apartment raided by Gardai in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Two young women appeared in court today charged with operating a brothel at the apartment complex at Justice Walsh Road on Thursday last, January 19th.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court they found €600 in cash and Western Union money receipts for €18,000 which was sent to Romania over a three week period after Christmas.There was also a man found on the premises whom Gardai believed had paid for sex when they raided the premises at around 7.30pm.The court heard that both women, Sirin Abdollah, aged 23 and Sefania Manea, aged 21, admitted to operating a brothel and advertising their services on a website.Gardai said they were satisfied both women were not under pressure and were operating the brothel of their own free will.Solicitor for the women, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said the women had come to Ireland knowing that money was to be made through prostitution.He said both women were sending money back to their families in Romania as they would only earn an average of €250 per month there.Ms Abdollah had one child who was in private school in Romania and she was sending money back too educate her although her family did not know how she was making a living, said her solicitor.Mr Gallagher said both women had given him an assurance that they would leave the country within 48 hours.He asked if some cash from the €600 seized by Gardai in the apartment could be used for plane tickets for the women.However, Judge Paul Kelly refused the application out of hand.He said “I am not doing that. This is the first time we have been given an indication of the type of money being sent back and it is substantial.“Let them get on to their families in Romania and get the price of a ticket back.”He also fined each women €250 and ordered that the seized cash be forfeited to the state.Prostitutes had receipts for €18,000 for last three weeks in Letterkenny brothel was last modified: January 20th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brotheldonegalletterkennylast_img read more