Six charged with modern slavery in cannabis probe

Six people have been charged with modern slavery and drug offences after a number of police raids found people being forced to work in cannabis farms.

The six, including three Vietnamese nationals, were accused of being part of a crime group responsible for growing and moving cannabis across the Midlands and north of England, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

They were each charged with conspiring to facilitate workers into the UK for exploitation and conspiring to produce cannabis.

The six were due to appear before magistrates in Birmingham on Friday, the agency said.

The people charged include the three Vietnamese nationals, from London, Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and three other people from Birmingham.

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