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Media Release

Release Date: May 14th, 2020 - 9:30am

Originator: Detective, Dan Ciardullo, Drug and Human Trafficking Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 4973

Contact: Detective, Dan Ciardullo, Drug and Human Trafficking Unit, 905-825-4747 extension 4973

Location: Burlington

Human Trafficking Charges Laid in Burlington Investigation

​On May 13, 2020, members of the Halton Regional Police Service attended a hotel in Burlington in regards to an unknown problem.  Officers arrived on scene where they identified a female victim who wished to speak with investigators about her involvement and exploitation in the sex trade. The accused had fled the scene however responding officers located him nearby and placed him under arrest.

Charged: Amir Mehrani (46) of North York


-Adult Procuring by Exercise Control

-Adult Withholding or Destroying Documents

-Adult Trafficking in Persons

-Adult Material Benefit Resulting From Trafficking in Persons Material Benefit

Mehrani has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The Drug and Human Trafficking Unit is continuing the investigation.

Anyone who may have additional information pertaining to the offences related to this accused are asked to contact Detective Dan Ciardullo of the Halton Regional Police Service – Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 4973

The Halton Regional Police Service is a member of the Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking along with several other stakeholders and agencies.  This Collaborative is dedicated towards providing services and support to those who have experienced Human Trafficking in Halton and surrounding regions.  Local organizations such as "SAVIS" (www.savisofhalton.org) are able to provide first response care and support to victims of human trafficking.

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​