Homes in Waltham Forest and other London boroughs were raided this morning as Met Police targeted a Hungarian sex trafficking gang

Sex trafficking gangs hit in dawn raids

Sex trafficking gangs hit in dawn raids

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Police today launched dawn raids on suspected people traffickers after receiving intelligence from the Hungarian police.

A total of six people were arrested and ten women, who were believed to be forced into prostitution, were rescued during the operation in Waltham Forest and three other boroughs.

The newly formed Metropolitan Police Trafficking and Kidnap Unit made the arrests on suspicion of trafficking for sexual exploitation, controlling prostitution and money laundering after targeting 15 brothels.

During the investigation, one of the victims escaped from her traffickers and contacted police.

The criminals had been advertising sexual services online, including offering 'unprotected sex'.
The gang is also suspected of operating in Belgium, Austria and Germany.

More than 100 women are believed to have been exploited.

The Trafficking and Kidnap Unit was formed in May 2014.

More than 60 officers are now allocated to investigating trafficking and kidnap.

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1:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

mdj says...

'More than 60 officers are now allocated to investigating trafficking and kidnap.'

We're often told we don't appreciate the benefits of EU membership; is this aspect factored in to the profit and loss account?
'More than 60 officers are now allocated to investigating trafficking and kidnap.' We're often told we don't appreciate the benefits of EU membership; is this aspect factored in to the profit and loss account? mdj
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1:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

mdj wrote:
'More than 60 officers are now allocated to investigating trafficking and kidnap.'

We're often told we don't appreciate the benefits of EU membership; is this aspect factored in to the profit and loss account?
They were enriching the UK and society in some way, certainly reaping the benefits of freely being able to enter and leave the UK as they wish bringing victims of kidnap and imprisonment, this is why many people demand a referendum now.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: 'More than 60 officers are now allocated to investigating trafficking and kidnap.' We're often told we don't appreciate the benefits of EU membership; is this aspect factored in to the profit and loss account?[/p][/quote]They were enriching the UK and society in some way, certainly reaping the benefits of freely being able to enter and leave the UK as they wish bringing victims of kidnap and imprisonment, this is why many people demand a referendum now. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 6

4:59pm Wed 11 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

YAAAWN
YAAAWN stickmanny
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9:53pm Thu 12 Jun 14

myopinioncounts says...

I repeat my comments about the Romanian traffickers.
ALL trafficked people should be returned to their countries to be reunited with their families, or if that is not possible, supported by THEIR Governments and thereby warning fellow citizens of the likely outcome of being duped by promises of good jobs in the UK. They should not become a burden on the UK.
If I was foolish enough to be conned by a "bloke in a pub" into buying stolen goods I do not think the British Government would take pity on me and reimburse me for my foolishness.
I repeat my comments about the Romanian traffickers. ALL trafficked people should be returned to their countries to be reunited with their families, or if that is not possible, supported by THEIR Governments and thereby warning fellow citizens of the likely outcome of being duped by promises of good jobs in the UK. They should not become a burden on the UK. If I was foolish enough to be conned by a "bloke in a pub" into buying stolen goods I do not think the British Government would take pity on me and reimburse me for my foolishness. myopinioncounts
  • Score: 3

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