Two charged over alleged human trafficking

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Two people have been charged in connection with alleged human trafficking offences following a police operation.

The 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were charged following an operation in Elgin, Moray, on Tuesday.

They were detained during inquiries carried out by officers from the Public Protection Unit.

Police Scotland said a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Detective Inspector Alan Armit, who led the operation, said: “I would like to thank those who provided information to us in connection with this inquiry.”

He added: “Human Trafficking investigations are complex and uniquely challenging in nature, involving the support and coordination of a number of partners.

“Awareness of this type of criminality by members of the public is critical in the identification of potential victims and offenders, and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact Police Scotland on 101 or The Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121700.”