Cambridgeshire Police has arrested a tenth person, and now a third company has had its licence pulled (ie suspended) by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) as part of an on-going investigation into the exploitation of workers in Fenland.
A 35-year-old King's Lynn man was detained Friday morning (October 18th) in Wisbech, on suspicion of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster. He is now assisting the police and the GLA with their enquiries.
Yesterday, a third labour provider, MAS Recruitment, of Steeple View, March, had its licence suspended ,with immediate effect, as a result of the inquiry.
Earlier in the day, a 27-year-old Wisbech man appeared at Peterborough Magistrates' Court on various charges of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster, blackmail and fraud by false representation. He was remanded to reappear on October 25th.
The remaining eight people arrested as part of the Operation Endeavour raids on Tuesday, have been questioned, and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
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