PAIR GUILTY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AFTER DRUGS RAID IN UK LEGAL FIRST

The Guardian reported on 6th December that 2 gang members who ran a so-called “county line” drug network have been convicted of human trafficking in the first case of its kind.  They had pleaded guilty to trafficking a 19-year-old woman, who was forced to transport drugs from London to Swansea. It is believed to be the first time police have successfully used powers under the Modern Slavery Act to target members of city gangs, who use a phone line to facilitate their supply of Class A drugs into county or coastal towns. Their victim, from London, was contacted on social media before being lured into a car and driven to Swansea and her mobile phone was destroyed.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/06/mahad-yusuf-fesal-mahamud-guilty-human-trafficking-drug-bust-uk-legal-first-london-swansea

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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