Man charged with modern slavery and human trafficking offences
25th August 2020
A man will appear in court charged with modern slavery and human trafficking offences following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Oldham.
Nelu Nechita, 49, was arrested at his home address by the GLAA in February 2019 after officers received intelligence indicating that a number of people were being controlled and exploited at the property.
Seven potential Romanian victims were removed from the address during the operation which was supported by Greater Manchester Police and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Nechita, of Garthwaite Avenue, Oldham, was charged with facilitating the travel of two men from Romania to the UK with a view to exploitation and holding them and others in slavery or servitude.
He was also charged with acting as a gangmaster without a GLAA licence when he appeared at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Thursday August 20.
Nechita is now due to appear before Manchester Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on Thursday September 17.