FOUR people were arrested in Deeside in a sting operation relating to the exploitation of workers and human trafficking.
North Wales Police executed a number of warrants yesterday together with the Serious Organised Crime Agency, The Gangmasters Licensing Authority, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
The operation was set up to establish whether foreign workers in the Deeside area had been trafficked or exploited.
Det Insp Dave Speed said: “Four people have been arrested and are helping police with inquiries at Wrexham police station in relation to gang master licensing offences.
“The British Red Cross and the Salvation Army have set up reception centres for the workers.”
The four people arrested have been released on police bail until June.
A spokesman for the British Red Cross said: “Red Cross volunteers provided practical help, such as meals and refreshments, as well as emotional support to 12 individuals.
“The volunteers remained at the centre until alternative arrangements had been made for those affected.
“Each year the Red Cross supports the operation of hundreds of rest centres by the police or local authorities providing volunteers to register attendees and offer practical and emotional support during major emergencies or evacuations”