Two arrested in Barnstaple on suspicion of human trafficking and money laundering

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POLICE have arrested two people in Barnstaple on suspicion of human trafficking, money laundering and being in the country illegally.

Officers executed a warrant, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, at an address in the Newport Road area of the town on Monday, April 19. The UK Immigration Service and other partners also attended.

This led officers to attend a business premises in the town centre.

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