Pair arrested in UK for running carwash business with Romanian 'slaves'
Two men have been arrested for keeping 10 Romanian ‘slaves’ at a hand carwash in the UK.
The men, Kreshnik and Avdi Didi, who are brothers living in Hampshire, South East Englan, appeared in court yesterday on ten courts of knowingly holding another person in slavery or servitude.
According to the Mail Online, the pair were caught following a major operation involving Hampshire Police, the National Crime Agency and the Home Office, totally an estimated 150 officers.
Ten people, all Romanian aged between 19 and 42, have been identified as 'potential victims of exploitation' after officers raided a number of car wash businesses in the Southampton area.
It’s understood the men had been held for five months.
Chief Superintendent Dave Hardcastle, quoted by the Mail, said the car wash businesses had links to organised crime.
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