Possible human trafficking investigated at marijuana farm near Salinas

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A legally-permitted marijuana farm south of Salinas is being investigated for possible human trafficking after investigators found 10 foreign nationals who had come from east Asian countries. Sources told KSBW that men and women from Laos and Mongolia were found living inside a cargo container on a rural property along Alisal Road. A lot of mystery shrouded the farm as of Wednesday afternoon as Monterey County sheriff’s detectives and district attorney investigators tried to figure out if the marijuana grow workers were being held against their will and trafficked from overseas. “We have a language barrier,” Sheriff’s Cmdr. John Thornburg said. Monterey County Resource Management Agency authorities first went to the grow site because its permit was up for renewal. “They did an inspection and found something that concerned them,” Thornburg said. Possible human trafficking investigated at marijuana farm near Salinas

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