‘Cübbeli’ in prison for trafficking

‘Cübbeli’ in prison for trafficking

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
‘Cübbeli’ in prison for trafficking

Ünlü was reported to be sick and was taken to a hospital before the hearing. AA photo

Known as Cübbeli Ahmet Hodja, a controversial religious figure, Ahmet Ünlü was arrested in Istanbul Dec.1 10 due to his alleged relations with the Karagümrük gang. 

Ünlü was detained Dec. 10 with 13 others. Seven of the suspects were directed to court on the same day. While six people, including ex-Miss Turkey, Neslihan Önder were released, Ünlü was sent to Metris Prison.

A press release was issued by the Istanbul Police Head Quarters about the arrests saying the charges against the gang included threatening, blackmailing, human trafficking of sex workers, brokering and providing place for prostitution. 

“The suspects were determined to be involved with several crimes, such as human trafficking and providing a place prostitution, obtaining others’ personal information by force and threat,” the statement read.

Before he appeared in court Ünlü was reported to be sick and was taken to a nearby hospital. Hundreds of people waited for Ünlü in front of the prison and prayed.