Five children who are feared to be victims of human trafficking have been discovered in Scotland by police. Officers taking part in a National Crime Agency -led investigation as part of Project Aidant have now safeguarded the youths after they were identified last month.
Around 100 potential victims across the UK have been identified while 38 arrests have been made in connection.
Of those arrested, 18 were for child criminal and drug related exploitation, 11 were for sexual exploitation, while the rest were for a variety of offences including domestic servitude, labour exploitation and general trafficking.
Although the activity targeted those exploiting children, a number of adult potential victims were also located as a result of the work.
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