Suspected cases of modern slavery victims in the UK have tripled since 2013, fuelled by inner city children trafficking drugs.
Last year, 5,145 potential victims were referred to the National Crime Agency (NCA) â€“ up from 1,745 in 2013 â€“ many due to fears that children and teenagers are being exploited to sell heroin and cocaine.
For the first time, UK nationals now make up the majority of modern slavery victims reported to the NCA.
So these kids are detained due to fear of involvement in the selling/trafficking of illegal drugs? How many of those suspicions are substantiated?
While I don't doubt the suspected and reported activity is occurring at some level, these kids were collected up by some agency for their own safety. At what point does raising children in a Christian home with strong emphasis on saving faith in Christ Jesus, repentance unto life, and Biblical ethics equate to the same as drug trafficking, especially when that means standing against the ongoing sexual & cultural revolution?