Modern Slavery Nail Bars Raided after law enforcement agencies discovered they were employing potential victims.
A Charity that specialises in Modern Slavery is urging potential victims to call their helpline for guidance and help. Unseen, who has a team of advisors, offers free service to those who need it 24/7.
About 100 men and women were seized during a recent blitz on nail bars in Edinburgh, London and Cardiff they were thought to employ citizens without right to be in Britain.
It was part of the government’s Operation Magnify targeting ‘risk’ industries. Those detained were said to be Vietnamese.
Immigration Minister, Robert Goodwill said it sent a “strong message” to those who abuse immigration laws. “Modern slavery is a barbaric crime which destroys the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society.”
The government and the UK’s law enforcement agencies have pledged to make tackling modern slavery a top priority in 2017.
Authorities have said that many people working in plain sight in UK in nail bars, on construction sites, in brothels, on cannabis farms and in agriculture are suspected to be modern slaves.
The Unseen resource centre’s helpline is: 08000 121 700. Calls can be made anonymously.
Executive Director for Unseen talked to ynuk.tv about tackling Modern Slavery.
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