Court details reveal a recently convicted man belonging to a British sex gang yelled at a ticket collector "all white women are good for one thing"
Badrul Hussain, 37, is one of the eighteen British-born Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish individuals convicted of rape, supplying drugs and inciting prostitution, reports The Guardian.
"All white women are good for one thing, for men like me to f*** and use as trash, that is all women like you are worth," Hussain told the female inspector when he was caught traveling without a ticket.
Police also charged one seemingly white woman, Carolann Gallon, 23, for trafficking for sexual exploitation alongside the men, who are mostly in their thirties and forties, as well, the Daily Mail reports.
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All have admitted to their crimes, while four of the men already have been sentenced to prison for twenty years and four months.
Since 2013, authorities have also convicted nearly 100 people connected to the gang for the likes of drugs, firearm possession, and more, in a wider operation known as Operation Shelter.
"To date we have arrested 461 people, spoken to 703 potential complainants and have found 278 victims," said Northumbria Police Chief Constable Steve Ashman. "In total we now have 93 convictions delivering more than 300 years of imprisonment in addition to today's convictions."
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"We have thrown the kitchen sink at this - a team of 50 officers have worked on this inquiry for almost three and a half years and continue to do so," he added. "We have not and will not stop. We have employed every technique available to us, covert and overt, in tackling the problem."
Between 2011 and 2014, it is said the men would drug young women and teenagers with the likes of cocaine, cannabis, alcohol, and mephedrone -- also known as M-Cat.
After the teens were intoxicated, they would either rape or persuade the victims into having sexual relations with them. According to prosecutor John Elvidge, there was also a "conspiracy to incite prostitution using these drugs and alcohol".
"Many of us will never understand the traumatic experience some of these women and girls have endured and they have my wholehearted commitment that, together with our partners, we will continue to provide them with all the support they need," added Ashman. "They have trusted us and we must not let them down."