Congratulations to Scotland

Greetings from The Slave Detective.

Scotland do have grounds to celebrate despite being kicked out of the Rugby World Cup 2011.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scots-legal-first-as-couple-jailed-for-human-trafficking-1.1127361

This link doesn’t tell you the full story. What is interesting though is the comments from interested members of the public.

So to this case! http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2011/10/04/sex-slave-boss-threatened-to-pour-boiling-water-down-girl-s-throat-86908-23465673/ gives you the full story and also has some interesting comments from readers.

Scotland have different laws and proceedures from the rest of The UK. In the last couple of years I have been engaged with Baroness Kennedy’s push to change Scotish legislation and given evidence at the select committee she chaired. I’m pleased to see this has galvanised the Scottish outlook towards trafficking. Remember it is not just the Police who haven’t suceeded but the public perception that this isn’t happening North of The Boarder.

The gang was  believed to have been pulling in at least £20,000 a week from the trade.

Stephen Craig was jailed for three years and four months at Glasgow Sheriff Court, while Ashleigh Beuken, 23, from Leith, Edinburgh, got 18 months.

Property worth £2.35million – a large chunk of it owned by Craig – is now being targeted for seizure under proceeds of crime laws.

Well done all

 

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