Man arrested for reducing two into slavery

Possible 20-year sentence

(ANSA) - Modena, April 11 - Police have arrested a man for reducing two others into slavery, sources said Monday.
    The charge carries a possible sentence of 20 years in prison.
    The suspect is a Romanian national who forced two of his countrymen to work 10 hours a day at an illegal waste dump and to live in a broken-down trailer after he seized their passports.
    One of the victims has been hospitalized, police said.
    The suspect's wife and the owner of the land with the waste dump are also under investigation.
    The land has been seized and a cleanup is underway.


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