THREE CORNISH RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH DRUG AND MODERN SLAVERY OFFENCES


EIGHT people have been charged with a series of drug related and modern slavery act offences, following a series of warrants carried out in Cornwall and London.

Warrants were carried out addresses in the London boroughs of Haringey, Lewisham and Hackney, as well as in Bodmin, St Austell and Newquay, Cornwall, as part of ongoing work to disrupt county lines.

As a result of these warrants, eight people have been charged, three from Cornwall. The Cornish residents were charged on Tuesday, March 26 2019 and have been bailed to appear at Bodmin Magistrates Court on Thursday, March 28 2019.

John Demetrius Griffin, 56, of Bodmin, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A – crack cocaine and heroin – and two charges of arrange/facilitate the travel of another with a view to exploitation, under the Modern Slavery Act (MSA)

Michael Rowe, 32, of Newquay, Cornwall has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A – crack cocaine and heroin, while 65-year-old Irene Sampson of St Dennis has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A – crack cocaine and heroin and to arrange/facilitate the travel of another with a view to exploitation, under the Modern Slavery Act (MSA)

Four further people, who have already appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Thursday February 28, 2019 are due to appear in Truro Crown Court on Tuesday, April 2 2019.

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