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UK cannabis farm staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teens.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:40 am

The dark side of cannabis:

Saturday 25 February 2017 01.21 GMT

A vast marijuana farm discovered in a former nuclear bunker in Wiltshire was staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teenagers working in slave-like conditions, police say.

The three teenagers, the youngest of whom was initially thought to be 15, and one adult in his 30s, were found working as gardeners inside the 1980s bunker after a midnight raid on Wednesday.

DI Paul Franklin from Wiltshire police said officers recognised that the four gardeners were victims, adding: “No one would do this by choice.” He described the living and working conditions in the 20-room bunker, hidden in the countryside, as “grim for anyone, let alone a 15-year-old”.

“This was slave labour. There is no natural light, no running water supplies, water had to be brought in. This is hard, manual labour – it’s not just a walk around with a watering can. I was shocked by the scale of it,” Franklin said. “There is no fresh air, just the cloying, sweet humid smell of the plants that permeates everything.”

Detectives were trying to establish whether the four men were able to come and go freely or were locked inside RGHQ Chilmark, built in 1985 to serve as the regional government headquarters in the event of a nuclear attack. The two-storey underground site is no longer owned by the Ministry of Defence, but remains intact, with protective nuclear blast doors still in place.

It was unclear whether the workers had been held there for several months, since the cannabis plants were seedlings, or if they were working in rotation with other gardeners. There were several thousand plants, approximately 200 in each of the bunker’s 20 rooms, at various different stages of growth, and police estimated the street value of the cannabis was over £1m.

Three British men were charged on Friday afternoon with conspiracy to produce cannabis, and conspiring to hold another person in slavery or servitude. The four Vietnamese men were released from custody, and were told no further action would be taken against them...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... -teenagers
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Re: UK cannabis farm staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teens.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:18 am

UK police criticised for failure to help enslaved cannabis farmers
The UK’s independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has criticised police forces for failing to tackle the issue of enslaved Vietnamese teenagers being trafficked to the UK to work in illegal cannabis farms.

Cannabis farms are discovered every week, he said, but when they are identified they are “not being properly investigated”. Police forces had “not pushed forward with the urgency I would expect,” he said in an interview. Despite the fact that Vietnam is consistently one of the biggest source countries for trafficked slave labour into the UK, there has never been a successful prosecution of a people trafficker from Vietnam, Hyland said.

Over the past decade police have become increasingly aware of a trafficking route from Vietnam that brings hundreds of young, vulnerable Vietnamese men and women to the UK every year. While women and girls are sent to work in nail bars or in the sex industry, young men and boys are forced to become gardeners in small, hidden cannabis farms, often set up in suburban houses...

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Re: UK cannabis farm staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teens.

Postby tightenupvolume1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:50 pm

The weed from those big farms is shit. They spray it after cropping to increase weight, and it all comes from a certain strain of weed that is aimed at the chavs that smoke it, quick cropping and big yields. They use chemical nutrients and spray it in advance to stop white fly ETC.
I compare it to the cheap cider that the street drinkers use, it gets you pissed but compared to a west country brew is fucking horrible.
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Re: UK cannabis farm staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teens.

Postby OKW » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:04 pm

[Hey TUV, not to distract from the topic, but why do u end your post with charlie ? Is it to do with "charlie charlie" ,"Roger", "over and out" at the end of a transmition, or does it bear another more meaningful value? Not trying to be a wiseguy, just curious for my own advancement. Holy fuck, and am not trying to split hairs either. Keep cool.quote=tightenupvolume1 post_id=166412 time=1490878234 user_id=7998]
The weed from those big farms is shit. They spray it after cropping to increase weight, and it all comes from a certain strain of weed that is aimed at the chavs that smoke it, quick cropping and big yields. They use chemical nutrients and spray it in advance to stop white fly ETC.
I compare it to the cheap cider that the street drinkers use, it gets you pissed but compared to a west country brew is fucking horrible.
grow your own!
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Re: UK cannabis farm staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teens.

Postby tightenupvolume1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:56 pm

Its my nick name
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