A WOMAN trafficked women from Thailand to Australia to work as prostitutes, a Sydney court has been told.
The 48-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded guilty to illegally bringing 11 Thai women to Sydney between August 30, 2005 and April 1, 2008 for the purpose of sexual servitude.
She also pleaded guilty to immigration offences related to the charge.
The defendant, originally from Thailand, charged each woman a fee of $53,000 to come to Australia, Sydney District Court heard today.
She paid a Thai agent $20,000 to supply the women, who then paid off their total debt by working as prostitutes.
The court heard the defendant decided to set up the business after years of working as a prostitute in Sydney.