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Two arrests in Co Tyrone human trafficking probe

A human trafficking investigation in Co Tyrone has resulted in two arrests and the rescue of a 29-year-old woman.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Human Trafficking Unit carried out an operation in the Dungannon area on Tuesday.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell said: “A 19 year old woman and a 32 year old man were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking for sexual exploitation and a number of other offences on Tuesday evening, following a report of concern for the safety of a woman in the area to local police earlier in the day.

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“An investigation was put in place and a number of searches carried out, resulting in the rescue of a 29 year old woman and the two arrests.

“The rescued woman is now receiving assistance from police and other agencies whilst both arrested individuals remain in custody assisting with enquiries.”

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