FIRST SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION OF A BRITISH NATIONAL FOR OFFENCES COMMITTED OVERSEAS UNDER THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT

On 28th June, a news release from the NCA reported that a London-based nurse, Josephine Iyamu, 51, has been convicted of heading up a criminal network that subjected vulnerable Nigerian women to voodoo rituals before trafficking them to Europe and forcing them into sex work.  Her conviction is the first successful prosecution of a British national for offences committed overseas under the Modern Slavery Act.  She had denied trafficking 5 women from Nigeria to Germany and exploiting them for prostitution.

http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/1401-nurse-ran-nigerian-sex-trafficking-business-from-london

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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