Three people have been charged as part of an investigation into modern slavery in Rochdale say police.
Naliah Noreen aged 22 and Ratib Ali aged 20 both of Royds Street West and Junaid Rehman aged 18 of Peters Street have all been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Noreen and Ali have also been charged with arranging to facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation under the Modern Slavery Act.
All have appeared at Manchester and Salford City Magistrates’ Court this morning and have been remanded in custody.
In April 2018, an investigation into modern slavery and the supply of Class A drugs in Rochdale was launched.
Detectives from Rochdale Borough’s Operation Challenger team worked closely with key partners from the local authority when it was suspected that vulnerable young people were being exploited.