Combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation

Nov 18, 2021

Criminal gangs suspected of being involved in large scale drugs importation and weapons trafficking are in the sights of Operation Costello, a specialist operation being backed with more than £2 million from the Home Office.

Drugs conspiracy charges mark 18 months of Operation Costello
https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/operation-costello-18months-nov21

Victims safeguarded and six arrests after operation targeting Luton sex industry
https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/operation-sex-industry-jun20

Discovery of potential modern slavery victims
https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Discovery-of-potential-modern-slavery-victims

Eleven women safeguarded and eight arrests in sexual exploitation operation
https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/sexual-exploitation-operation-dec2019

Reducing Violence & Exploitation Together
https://bedsveru.org

Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation
https://www.bavex.co.uk

Recruitment drive begins for Operation Costello
https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/recruitment-drive-operation-costello#35fcbbe9