The EU’s open border policy is being cited as a cause for the increase in human trafficking and modern slavery in Britain.
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Will Kerr, Director at the National Crime Agency, said: “Where you can move more freely…there will be gangs who will look to get involved in that process,” confirming that freedom of movement was “definitely a factor”.
Kerr sadly confirmed that the issue was now a nationwide epidemic, saying: “The full scale and extent of it, we don’t know. But what we have found is that in every medium-to-large town and every city in the UK, we have found evidence of vulnerable people being exploited.
“We can’t put a figure on it but we can say there are tens of thousands of victims across the UK.”
This is clearly a huge, growing problem in Britain and horrendous new trend that has come as a result of open borders. Free movement is an absolute dream for hardened criminals to move people around virtually undetected. Brexit should make life far more difficult for these sickos.