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Brothers jailed for human trafficking in Harrogate

7 May 10 15:01 GMT

Two brothers have been jailed for three years for running a human trafficking scam from a restaurant in Harrogate.

Raza Khan and Shaan Khan of Green Lane, Harrogate, were found guilty of conspiracy to traffic persons into the UK for the purposes of exploitation.

The pair were sentenced at Leeds Crown Court. Their mother Parveen Khan, who was found guilty of the same offence, is due to be sentenced on 11 June.

The charges were brought after a raid on the restaurant by authorities.

The court heard how the family brought nine men from India and Pakistan to the UK and made them work long hours for low wages.

The men's passports were confiscated and they were subjected to physical and verbal threats, the court was told.

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