Three arrested in human trafficking operation in Swaffham
Three men have been arrested following an operation in Swaffham today (Monday 27 November 2017) targeting those involved in modern day slavery and human trafficking.
The raid took place at a business in Station Street in the town this morning after information was received that a number of workers had been trafficked and were being exploited.
Police were assisted by a number of agencies including National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, Health and Safety Executive, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, Salvation Army and Red Cross as well as Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council.
Six workers have been taken to a reception centre and will be supported by police and other agencies.
The men, two aged in their 30s and one in his 40s, have been taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre, where they’ll be questioned in due course in connection with modern slavery offences.
If you suspect that modern day slavery is taking place please contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101.
If you have information, but would like to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.