200 citizens of Ukraine get in slavery in UK

Source : 112 Ukraine

The international gang smuggled migrant workers in the slavery
16:55, 18 August 2017

Almost 200 citizens of Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions became the victims of the human traffickers who sold people in the slavery to the United Kingdom via Lithuania as Facty reported.

The malefactors promised people a legal job placement in the UK and the wage of 5 100-9 000 of dollars per month but the labor slavery was prepared for people.

According to the Head of Department for Human Trafficking Affairs Andry Gamanyuk, the migrant workers were blackmailed with the reprisal against the relatives and were forced to work off the money spent on them for a year or a year and a half.

There was such scheme of the human trafficking. First, the victims got the labor visa for the work in Poland and then they were able to enter the territory of the European Union. The workers were transferred from Poland to Lithuania and there the gang consisted of the local citizens managed to get the real passports and the driver license of Lithuania.  Then the local citizens distributed the documents among the migrant workers and used the make-up and wigs to make the workers look similar to the photos in the documents. If the locals did not succeed to get the documents the Ukrainians would be transferred illegally in the hidings of the truckers' vans.

The Ukrainians should work of the money that was spent on them before they began to earn for themselves. The malefactors issued an invoice in about 5 500 dollars and found the hard and underpaid work for people. The workers got the wage through the mediators who gave them a little of money under the pretence of the discharge of a debt.

The migrant workers lived in the difficult household conditions, in the cramped rooms, women and men together.

'The mission on the exposure of the illegal smuggling of people started in November 2016. Possibly, about 200 people became the victims of the malefactors', the assistant of the Head of the State Border Guard Service Oleg Slobodyan reported.

The Lithuanian border guards with the law enforcements of Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Poland and Latvia exposed the international network of the human traffickers that attempted to take the Ukrainian citizens to the UK for the involuntary labor.

Related: National Police investigates 120 human trafficking cases

Related: Reuters: Macedonian police arrest 19 human trafficking gang suspects

Related: Ukrainian Government adopted program to combat human trafficking

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