Cannabis farms fuel human trafficking, report says

Police chiefs’ study draws link between drug cultivation, modern slavery and people living illegally in UK
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

There is a continued link between the commercial cultivation of cannabis, modern slavery and people living without legal permission to remain in the UK, according to a new report by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. The report, based on three years of data from police forces across the country, also shows that commercial cultivation is being used as a means to fund other criminal activity, including distribution of class A drugs and money laundering.