Police freed Vietnamese slaves from hemp farm in Rochdale
The British police managed to free from slavery three natives of Vietnam aged 15 to 17 years. Teenagers worked on a large hemp farm located in Manchester County.
Officers confiscated $ 1 million marijuana
On October 14, police raided Rochdale and discovered a large farm on which cannabis was cultivated. Law enforcers confiscated $ 1 million worth of marijuana and found three Vietnamese living in terrible conditions. According to investigators, young people were illegally taken out of Vietnam to be used as slaves in illegal production.
A spokeswoman for the police department said teenagers lived on the farm for several months and could not leave it. Attackers exploited children and caused them psychological trauma. Now social protection specialists are working with the victims. Security officials have not yet been able to identify the owners of the illegal enterprise.
British drug dealers actively use slave labor
The report of the international organization “Against Slavery” states that between 2009 and 2018, 3,100 Vietnamese citizens became victims of British slavers. Most of them work in drug laboratories and brothels. Especially often, police find illegal immigrants on hemp farms. In this case, they are arrested, tried and deported to their homeland after serving their sentences. Last year alone, law enforcement officers detained over 2,000 minor slaves.
To rectify the situation, the British authorities toughened the punishment for human trafficking. Punishment in the form of life imprisonment is provided for this offense, but severe sanctions do not stop the attackers, because this business brings a high income.
4.5 tons of marijuana confiscated in Turkey
Turkish police are not far behind their British counterparts. On October 24, it became known about the results of the counter-terrorist operation in the south-east of the country, organized by the commander of the gendarmerie of the city of Lidge on October 22. Security officials seized 4,562 kg of marijuana and 184,900 hemp bushes and also arrested two people on charges of terrorism. Interior Minister Suleiman Soilu said the cannabis belonged to the militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is involved in drug trafficking. According to him, the PKK controls 80% of the black hemp market in Europe and earns $ 1.5 billion a year on marijuana.