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Convictions in UK for Slovak gang behind modern slavery case

Five members of a Slovak organised crime group have been sentenced in the United Kingdom for up to eight years in prison for the exploitation of fellow nationals in a case of modern slavery and money laundering. For several years, the victims were forced to work under appalling circumstances in British restaurant kitchens and car wash facilities. In 2019, Eurojust organised and supported coordinated actions of the UK and Slovak authorities that led to the arrest of the five perpetrators.