TEENS SENT TO UK FOR DRUG MOBS
Parents traffick kids
ALBANIAN parents are trafficking their own children to Britain to join drugs gangs.
The crime groups control a large chunk of the cocaine market in the UK.
International law enforcement specialist Steve Harvey said: “The majority of Albanian boys and young men are trafficked with the complicity of their parents and the promise of financial remuneration.”
Teenage Albanians have been prosecuted in Glasgow, Bath, Dewsbury, West Yorks, Shrewsbury, Shrops, and London.
Youngsters have been getting caught with drugs worth £200,000. An anonymous source told a Home Office inquiry: “The traffickers and exploiters promise them money – a lot of money.”
The inquiry found: “Parents are keen for their children to go abroad and they are sending them younger and younger.”
Stephanie SchwandnerSievers, Albanian specialist at Bournemouth University, said: “They send messages home featuring money, speedy cars, also guns and power.”
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