17 Suspects Were Taken Into Custody In United Kingdom

In a co-ordinated joint action by law enforcement officers from the United Kingdom and Romania, 17 suspects were taken into custody in the UK and one suspect was taken into custody in Romania, says European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit.

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Human Trafficking: 17 Suspects Were Taken Into Custody In United Kingdom

The European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit EUROJUST on 15th November said, in a co-ordinated joint action by law enforcement officers from the United Kingdom and Romania, 17 suspects were taken into custody in the UK and one suspect was taken into custody in Romania.

According to Eurojust’s statement, the suspects from the UK are alleged to have participated in modern slavery, controlling prostitution, and committing drug and firearm offences.

The Romanian suspect is alleged to have participated in trafficking in persons, ongoing pimping and Money Laundering.

Sixteen searches were carried out in the UK and four in Romania, yielding cash, luxury cars and cocaine, it said.

The Eurojust also said that a total of 29 potential victims, aged between 20 and 40 years, were recovered in London and brought to safety.

Two of the leaders of the group, detained in London, were also under investigation, on the basis of European Arrest Warrants issued by the Romanian authorities, for attempted murder, it added.