Human trafficking victims tell of drug factory ordeal

Human trafficking in England – links to drug factory

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In her cramped bedsit in a northern English town, Min talks about the man who brought her here from China. She says that her family were being harassed by the police because they were members of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong. So her grandmother put her into the hands of someone who said he would help her start a new life in Britain.

The journey was more than five years ago, but she still starts to cry when she talks about it. “We stayed in one place for two months, then moved to another place for four months,” she says. “He hit me, kept me incarcerated and told me I couldn’t leave. He said if I tried to escape they would kill my grandmother.”

Their final destination was a cannabis factory in England, where she was again held prisoner. “I had to water the plants. I slept on…

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