Number of potential human trafficking victims in Scotland rises


Police Scotland has sought to raise awareness of human trafficking in the country in recent years.

April 12th 2017


The number of people brought to Scotland against their will rose in 2016 as campaigners warned many were being forced to work in illegal drug cultivation.

Potential victims of human trafficking discovered north of the Border rose to 150 last year, an increase of 3.4 per cent, 

report from the National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed.

The number was almost equally split between males and females and the majority were found to have been exploited for labour.

Vietnamese nationals accounted for 51 of the total,

24 of whom were found to be under the age of 18,

while 30 were from China

Gary Christie, interim chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, told The Scotsman:

“The high figures for young people from Vietnam matches our experience that…

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