Four held in Slovakia over Scots human trafficking probe

FOUR more men have been arrested in suspicion of being part of an international human trafficking ring between Scotland and Slovenia.

European and Slovakian officers joined police raids in Govanhill last week where 5 people were also arrested.

Authorities believe the four suspects in Slovakia, aged from 23 to 40, illegally transported women with the promise of attractive jobs abroad.

In a statement Europol said the victims are then forced into sham marriages and prostitution.

Three men and two women appeared in court on Monday accused of trafficking offences after an intelligence led operation by police.

The group, four Slovakian and one Nepalese, were charged under the Asylum and Immigration Act for allegedly deceiving women.

Three potential victims were discovered by police during raids in the South side of Glasgow on Thursday.


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