Two men from Dover have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery charges.
The arrests were made following raids carried out in Folkestone, Lydd and Dover early this morning.
The men will remain in custody while Kent Police carry out an investigation which will see seven further locations searched.
Kent Police believe they may have links to an organised crime network in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Detective Inspector James Derham said: “Tackling human trafficking and modern slavery is a priority for Kent Police and we will be relentless in our pursuit of those whom we believe are responsible for the exploitation of others.”
Here is some body-worn video footage captured by officers executing a modern day slavery warrant in #Dover this morning. Four people remain in custody as our enquiries continue. pic.twitter.com/uvSXbdu7ae
— Kent Police (UK) (@kent_police) May 16, 2018
If you suspect human trafficking or modern slavery you can report it at www.kent.police.uk/report or call 101
Alternatively you can call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or the National Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.