Drugs: Crime

Home Office written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Doocey Baroness Doocey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were arrested for human trafficking offences (1) during the Metropolitan Police's Operation Pibera, and (2) during similar operations across the United Kingdom which targeted criminals who use children to traffic drugs across county boundaries.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office does not hold this information centrally. However, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that, where a child is forced to move drugs and there is sufficient evidence, those responsible may be arrested for human trafficking offences.

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