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Five arrested in Milford Haven 'modern slavery' operation

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Five people in Pembrokeshire have been arrested on suspicion of gangmaster offences following an investigation into "modern slavery".

The five were arrested in Milford Haven and are in police custody.

It follows a multi-agency operation between Dyfed-Powys Police, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and Pembrokeshire council.

Det Ch Insp Ross Evans said: "The victims are our priority and those affected are being fully supported."

As part of anti-slavery awareness week, the force said it was raising awareness, identifying offences and supporting victims.

He added: "In reality modern slavery can happen anywhere and there is no typical victim of slavery."

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