Belfast: Four Arrested In PSNI Probe Into Human Trafficking

24 Aug

Three men and a woman have been arrested in Belfast in connection with alleged human trafficking offences.

 Six victims are believed to have been rescued

Six victims are believed to have been rescued

Three men and a woman have been arrested in Belfast in connection with alleged human trafficking and vice offences.

PSNI detectives also believe six victims of human trafficking were saved in the operation, which was centred in Belfast but stretched across Europe.

Two men – aged 29 and 22 – were arrested in apartments in the King Street area, while a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were arrested in Cavendish Street, off the Falls Road in west Belfast.

Meanwhile, two women, aged in their 20s, were rescued today from the apartment block in King Street and a property in College Park North.

The two have been taken to the CARE suite at Garnerville where they will be given specialist support and offered the services provided by the UK Human Trafficking Centre.

Four other women were rescued over the past number of weeks during the PSNI investigation, which has been running for three months. They were all eastern European.

The four suspects have been taken to police stations in Belfast for questioning.

Three suspects are eastern European, while a fourth is from Northern Ireland.

www.stopthetraffik.org

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