Modern slavers exploited the socially weak.  They did not receive money and toiled in the trenches
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According to the findings of criminologists, the group had apparently been looking for homeless and socially weak people at railway stations, parks or near the houses of charitable organizations since 2019. First in northern Bohemia, then throughout the republic. They were subsequently taken to Česká Kamenice.

“They housed them in buildings unsuitable for housing purposes. All the time, they should have been provided with food unsuitable for consumption (e.g. expired food) and at the same time, their hardship and dependence on the accused should have been abused,” said Jaroslav Ibehej, the spokesperson of the central office.

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The police went after the perpetrators

According to him, the damage was subsequently forced to the contracted excavation and demolition work. They had to work for the accused on weekends, even under the threat of violence. This involved, for example, the maintenance and repairs of real estate or the collection of firewood. At the same time, the accused were supposed to take over the money that they had obtained by doing damage work. They only gave them a fraction of the money they earned. In this way, they should have earned about 15 million crowns.

Four men and a woman have been charged with human trafficking, which carries up to 12 years in prison. The police confiscated four properties worth eight million crowns and money in bank accounts in the order of tens of thousands of crowns.

“Due to the nature of this criminal activity, which could have been going on for a long time, the NCOZ calls on other possible victims who could be affected by this case to report to the criminal investigators by e-mail: ncoz.O2.obě[email protected], or at phone: 705 925 534,” Ibehej stated.

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