Two arrested in Leicester on suspicion of trafficking
7th September 2016
A 23-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man were arrested this morning at separate addresses in Leicester as part of an investigation into allegations of human trafficking and unlicensed labour provision in the city.
The operation was carried out by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority assisted by officers from Leicestershire Police, National Crime Agency and the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN) in the East Midlands.
Four other Leicester addresses were visited by officers in the early hours of this morning. From the six properties attended, 24 workers (16 males and eight females) of Eastern European origin were removed and taken to a reception centre where they are assisting with enquiries.
The two suspects were detained in police custody and will be questioned today.
No further information will be released at this stage.