Private schools are making hundreds of thousands of pounds from Vietnamese children who are entering Britain on student visas then disappearing, The Times can reveal.
Children as young as 15 are being brought to the UK by suspected trafficking gangs through legitimate visas sponsored by private schools.
The students typically pay a term’s fees then go missing within weeks or months of starting at the school. Many disappear into the system and are left at risk of exploitation in nail bars, cannabis farms and brothels.
The number who end up in brothels will be from tiny to zero.
But it’s a clever exploitation of the system.
The whole smuggling thing in a lorry isn’t cheap and has its angers. So, cough up a term’s school fees and you’re in instead.
Do note, I’m not approving. Just saying it’s clever.