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27 brothels in NI raided in operation against human trafficking

The PSNI has raided 27 brothels across Northern Ireland in a major operation against human trafficking.

Up to 150 police officers took part in the operation, which saw a man and a woman arrested.

Many of the women helped today were originally from Brazil.

They were being exploited in brothels in towns like Armagh, Dungannon, Omagh, Cookstown, Derry, Coleraine, Ballymena, Portrush and Belfast.

Officers said they believed the women’s immigration status and lack of English had made them vulnerable.

Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Hill said the operation had targeted an organised crime gang trafficking women and transgender individuals into and around Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

An Garda Síochána assisted with today’s operation. 

 

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EYES ON TRAFFICKING

This “Eyes on Trafficking” story is reprinted from its original online location.

ABOUT PBJ LEARNING

PBJ Learning is a leading provider of online human trafficking training, focusing on awareness and prevention education. Their interactive Human Trafficking Essentials online course is used worldwide to educate professionals and individuals how to recognize human trafficking and how to respond to potential victims. Learn on any web browser (even your mobile phone) at any time.

More stories like this can be found in your PBJ Learning Knowledge Vault.