Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit, supported by over 150 officers from across the organisation as well as Criminal Justice partners, today carried out a significant operation into an organised crime group, which has been trafficking people throughout Northern Ireland for sexual exploitation.

The operation was supported by partners in An Garda Síochána, Home Office Immigration Enforcement, The National Crime Agency and Public Prosecution Service.

Today’s activity is part of Operation Liverless, which began in February of this year and is the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s largest human trafficking operation to-date.