GLAA detain Romanian national at airport for modern slavery offences

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences after returning to the UK from Romania.

A statement, released by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) this morning, revealed they detained the Romanian national after she landed at London Luton Airport on a flight from Cluj earlier this morning [Thursday 19 September].

GLAA investigators are currently interviewing her in custody.

The arrests are linked to a previous GLAA investigation in Birmingham this May which saw two Romanian men and a woman questioned on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Two workers in the operation were safeguarded and accepted into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), a government framework for ensuring modern slavery victims receive the help that they need.

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