Gang members who ran the U.K.’s largest network are now in jail after being found guilty of trafficking hundreds of victims in a disturbingly dark operation.
The Polish gang members are sentenced to a combined total of 55 years behind bars, after being convicted of conspiracy, trafficking, and money laundering.
They prayed on the homeless, ex-convicts and alcoholics and got up to 400 people in their home country of Poland to the U.K., promising a better life.
Instead, the victims were exploited.
Police say victims were forced to live in vermin-infested squalor and work long hours in menial jobs.
The traffickers pocketed most of that salary, netting more than $2.5 million in a period of five years.