Modern slavery cases have doubled in last five years with Albanians the largest number of claims

Modern slavery cases have doubled in last five years with Albanians the largest number of claims 2
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Modern slavery cases have doubled in the last five years with Albanians comprising the largest number of claims from foreign nationals

  • Modern slavery more than doubled in past five years to almost 13,000 annually 
  • Albanians make up the largest number of claims from foreign nationals
  • However, some criminals are claiming modern slavery to avoid deportation 
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Modern slavery cases have more than doubled in the past five years to almost 13,000 annually, with Albanians comprising the largest number of claims from foreign nationals.

Foreign criminals set for deportation and illegal migrants crossing the Channel are increasingly claiming to be victims of modern slavery.

Now the Government is proposing to crack down on the use of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to block deportation and criminal prosecutions.

Armelind Rexha cited the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to block deportation after appearing in court in 2019 charged with growing cannabis worth up to £672,000,

Armelind Rexha cited the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to block deportation after appearing in court in 2019 charged with growing cannabis worth up to £672,000,

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One Albanian who cited the Act was Armelind Rexha, who appeared in court in 2019 charged with growing cannabis worth up to £672,000, but a judge accepted his claim that he had been forced to do it.

Last year, another Albanian who killed a mother in front of her eight-year-old daughter claimed that he had been a victim of people traffickers to avoid deportation.

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