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Media Release

Release Date: February 19th, 2020 - 12:19pm

Originator: Detective, Dan Ciardullo, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 4973

Contact: Detective, Dan Ciardullo, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 4973

Location: Oakville

Charges Laid in Oakville Labour Trafficking Investigation

​The Halton Regional Police Service – Drug and Human Trafficking Unit has made an arrest in regards to a labour trafficking investigation in Oakville.  Earlier this month, police received information regarding a female victim who was fraudulently targeted and brought to Canada (from Cyprus) under the promise of a high paying job and the opportunity to become a permanent resident.  Throughout the victim's time in Canada she was threatened, assaulted and exploited.  The victim worked as a live-in nanny/caregiver at a private residence in Oakville. 

Arrested and Charged:

Manju Kanwar (female) (52) of Oakville

-Trafficking in Persons

-Receive Material Benefit

-Fraud Over $5000

-Utter Threats to Cause Death


Kanwar was released on an Undertaking.

Police believe there may be additional victims.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dan Ciardullo of the Drugs and Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 4973.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.