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Publication Date Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Police arrested three men on Thursday suspected of enslaving 200 migrants on a British flower farm in what officials called one of their largest crackdowns on the modern slave trade.

The workers — mostly men from Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria — are receiving help from charities after a raid on the farm in Cornwall in southwestern England, local police said.

It’s certainly one of the biggest (operations) we’ve been involved in,” said Paul Coffey, a spokesman for Britain’s anti-slavery body, The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, which was last year given police-style powers to investigate cases.

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