Release Date: March 27th, 2019 - 12:17pm
Originator: Detective, Dan Ciardullo, Drug and Morality, 905-825-4747 ext 8723
Contact: D/Constable, Goran Zivkovic, Drug and Morality, 905-825-4747 extension 8716
Location: Halton Region
The Halton Regional Police Service has charged two females in connection with an investigation into labour trafficking.
The two accused allegedly arranged and facilitated the transport of an adult female from Africa to Canada in late 2018. It is alleged that the victim was exploited for labour purposes in Halton. A female from Oakville was arrested on March 20, 2019 and a second female from Montreal was arrested on March 27, 2019 in relation to this investigation.
One female from Oakville has been charged with the following offences:
Trafficking in Persons
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One female from Montreal has been charged with the following offence:
To protect the identity of the victim, the Halton Regional Police Service will not be releasing the names of the accused females.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.