Three charged with human trafficking

Czech police have detained and charged three Czechs with human trafficking and other criminal offences. The trio, two males and one female, are suspected of having preyed on poor people in Most, North Bohemia, promising legal and well-paid employment in Great Britain, but allegedly brutalizing them upon their arrival in Manchester and taking away their passports.

The spokesman for the National Centre Against Organised Crime Jaroslav Ibehej said they were made to do numerous tasks. At least some of them were forced into prostitution and sex online.

All three of the suspects have been remanded in custody. Detectives charge that the three were involved in criminal activity between the years 2012 and 2017, and possibly longer. The trio brought at least 15 people to Great Britain, four of them women.