Videos on Cannabis Cultivation in the UK
The Secret Gardeners
Weed out the child traffickers
Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit goes undercover to reveal the true scale of modern slavery in suburban Britain. Reporter David Harrison and the investigative team expose the slave masters and the people smugglers and talk to victims about their ordeals.
Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit goes undercover to reveal the true scale of modern slavery in suburban Britain. We expose the slave masters and the people smugglers and talk to victims about their ordeals.
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Hien was 10 when he was smuggled from Vietnam to the UK by someone he knew as his 'uncle', and spent three years beaten and abused in a life of domestic servitude, before he was trafficked into work in a cannabis factory. It is estimated that there are 3,000 Vietnamese children in forced labour in such factories – as well as nail bars, brothels and private houses – in the UK. Hien tells his story
Trafficked to work on cannabis farms
A BBC investigation has found many of the people trafficked into the UK have already spent many months or years travelling before they arrive here.
Children of the cannabis trade
An investigation into how Vietnamese children trafficked to work in the UK's cannabis trade are prosecuted as criminals.
As human trafficking increases worldwide, the UK is experiencing a surge of modern-day slavery. One of the fastest-growing markets using modern slaves is cannabis farms. In collaboration with the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit, we go undercover to meet the people forced to grow cannabis around the clock. Part 1 of a 3-part series.