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[United Kingdom] Modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city'

10 Aug 2017

The 'BBC' article quotes the National Crime Agency according to which there are currently 300 live policing operations currently and that the estimated number of victims of trafficking in the UK is 10,000-13,000. According to the organisation the growth in modern slavery is driven by international gangs that have recognised how much money can be made by controlling people. Key sectors now are food processing, fishing, agriculture, construction, domestic and care workers and car washes.Mr. Kerr from the NCA quoted one example of a12-year-old Roma girl that was stopped at border control. She was basically sold by her father into the UK as a domestic slave, to take the family children to school and pick them up every day, clean the house and do domestic chores. 


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