Fifteen people have been arrested on suspicion of sex trafficking in a series of dawn raids in east London.
Officers discovered 29 alleged victims as they busted a Romanian gang suspected of smuggling women into Britain to work as prostitutes.
Police raided 16 homes and arrested 15 people – 14 on suspicion of trafficking and slavery offences, LBC reports.
They also seized money, drugs and a stun gun. Another man was arrested in Romania in simultaneous raids.
Addresses were raided in Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Tower Hamlets and Newham at around 6am.
Dawn raids were carried out today as officers busted a Romanian gang suspected of smuggling women into the UK to work as prostitutes