Operation Glendora: Convictions secured in human trafficking case

Kannan Siva led the Prosecution team to secure convictions after the lead defendant was extradited from Spain in late 2019, following a multipronged investigation. Kannan was instructed by Ben Samples of the South West CCU. He progressed the case as leading junior for the Prosecution and was assisted by Christine Hart of the CPS. Kannan advised on the addition of defendants, further allegations and lines of inquiry in this complicated brothel-keeping case. Much of the advisory work was conducted by MS Teams video conference during the Covid-19 emergency. Video discussions with defence teams also took place. This resulted in three defendants being convicted and sentenced in June 2020.