Dorset Police executed warrants at ten addresses across the Bournemouth and Poole area yesterday, in the ongoing fight to tackle reported criminality in the county.

As a result of community intelligence, the Force was able to plan and execute the warrants resulting in five people being arrested.

Chief Inspector Jamie Halford, of Dorset Police, said: “This operation involved around 100 officers and staff from various teams across Dorset Police, the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit and other partners.

“Officers arrested five men on suspicion of various offences and were able to safeguard nine vulnerable people and seized large quantities of cash.”

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Deputy Chief Constable Sam de Reya, of Dorset Police, said: “Unfortunately, slavery is not a crime of the past. It also happens in our modern-day society. While industries may have changed, exploiting people for financial gain hasn’t. Unauthorised local car washes, nail bars, takeaways, restaurants and brothels are just some of places we’re finding victims, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

If you have concerns about modern slavery or human trafficking in your area you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or visit the Dorset Police website: www.dorset.police.uk – always call 999 if a crime is in progress.