Two local politicians have welcomed an operation on the alleged exploitation of foreign workers employed in the fishing industry.
The exercise was carried out across the region this morning by police and various other UK agencies.
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown and Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray, both Labour, say that iIllegal cockle fishing in the region has been a major problem with gangs often using foreign workers to obtain the cockles.
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