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Finland arrests business owner on suspicion of human trafficking

Ostrobothnia District Court in Finland just arrested a master enterprise greenhouse in the city of Narpes on suspicion of exploitation and human trafficking related to Vietnamese workers, according to page Scandasia at the beginning of April.

Business man above is one of the largest cucumber growers in Finland and has been under investigation for a long time for irregularities related to the introduction of cucumbers. Vietnamese labor to work on his farms in Narpes.

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A greenhouse growing area in Finland


Earlier in January, the authorities discovered a case of sending Vietnamese workers to Narpes systematically and for a long time. One link in Vietnam is said to have received from 10,000 to 20,000 euros/person (about 248 – 496 million VND) to send people to Finland, where they are forced to work 15 hours/day.

Authorities arrested 3 Vietnamese but released one of them. However, this is the first time a local greenhouse businessman has also been among the suspects.

According to Mr. Hannu Kortelainen, in charge of prevention of trafficking belonging to the Finnish police force, the authorities have questioned this businessman’s way of recruiting workers. “We are questioning his business and we think there are 40 victims,” ​​he said.

The greenhouse agriculture sector is growing rapidly in the city of Narpes in western Finland. However, the newspaper’s investigation HBL in January showed that it was partly due to the exploitation of Vietnamese workers.

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