Human trafficking, eh?

Seventeen people have been arrested in early morning raids as part of a joint operation by British and Romanian police targeting an international human trafficking gang.

The raids in London also led to the rescue of 29 women, aged 20 to 40, who were believed to be victims of trafficking and have been taken to a place of safety, according to the Metropolitan police.

Those detained, who are aged between 17 and 50 and include three women, were held on suspicion of modern slavery, controlling prostitution, class A drug offences and firearm offences relating to a stun gun.

So, the allegation is that the 29 women were forcibly moved to the UK and forced into prostitution. That’s what trafficking means. That the movement was involuntary, that the job being done was involuntary.

And how does this work? Any Romanian can just walk out of any door in the UK and is legal to take on any job anyone would like to hire them for. There’s no problem with papers or licences of visas or…….

Perhaps a little more likely is that working girls were aided in their travel to a richer country to voluntarily be working girls. In return for a cut of the action. This could be all sorts of things, including brothel keeping and living off immoral earnings. But it ain’t human trafficking.

We’ll have to wait and see what charges are brought, won’t we?

14 comments on “Human trafficking, eh?

  1. Does this imply that, after Brexit, Romanian women looking for profit opportunities in the London sex trade will have to travel to the UK in refrigerated containers instead of comfortable airplanes?

  2. Gavin, that’s a bit extreme. They could be available for carpark encounters in Sangatte. Once you’ve paid for the ferry, you can do more than just stock up on booze.

  3. @Tim W

    Spot on. The story is SJW Emoting – Fake News

    Unless…. it’s Pikeys importing retards to use as slaves

  4. Standard cop cockrot–they will be EE prossies here by choice but Plod will breakout the slavery kit and there you go. More victims of white male patriarchy.

    At least they avoided the nail bars.

  5. Legal to take any job?
    No.

    These days have to provide proof of ID and right to work. I had to provide a tax bill, my driving licence (as ID) and utility bill.
    Common in workplaces – as they cannot discriminate against foreigners they have to get the same proof of ID right to work for everyone.
    Don’t want to be raided by immigration and not have paperwork in order.

    The people trafficked would be free to walk out of an unlocked door. Locked doors not free to walk out of and which idiot would leave door unlocked?

    Also free to be picked up by their jailers or their friends after walking out. Also free to starve. Getting benefits can take a few weeks if you have paperwork in order. If you have no paperwork and no bank account here..

  6. Perhaps a little more likely is that working girls were aided in their travel to a richer country to voluntarily be working girls. In return for a cut of the action. This could be all sorts of things, including brothel keeping and living off immoral earnings. But it ain’t human trafficking.

    There’s really no investment now. £25 Ryanair flight from Bucharest. Setup on Adultwork for free (and maybe a few quid for promoted listings). You could probably even get bookings before you left. AirBnB for a flat. Assuming you were even reasonably good at it, that would easily go into profit.

    I’m surprised there’s still rub-a-tug shops going. Girls working out of flats cuts out a lot of costs.

  7. There seems to be a technical “over state lines” legal definition of trafficking in america. Something like if you transport person(s) from state A to state B for the purposes of service X then its human trafficking. I expect we’ll get a call for a similar law once they realise no-ones being prosecuted.

  8. It now seems to be standard practice to regard prostitutes as trafficked. See Maggie McNeil and the “War on Whores”.

  9. “29 women, aged 20 to 40, who were believed to be victims of trafficking and have been taken to a place of safety”

    Want to come to the UK and get free board & lodging?

    Claim you were trafficked.

  10. Henry Marsh
    November 14, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Yes, I seem to remember a few year before that The Guardian trumpeting an even more widespread major operation – in co-operation with some feminist group or other – against establishments exploiting underage/trafficked women.

    Trumpeting about actual cases found….erm… shhh!

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