Police and GLAA dawn raids lead to five arrests in South-East London

Four men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences following dawn raids in South-East London.

A statement, released by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) this morning, reveals the suspects were arrested by the GLAA as part of an operation with the Metropolitan Police on Wednesday 6 March, tackling alleged organised criminal behaviour.

Two Albanian men, along with two Romanian men and one woman, were all questioned by GLAA officers and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Addresses in Woolwich, Plumstead, Bromley and Eltham were searched during the morning of the operation.

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