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Federal authorities dismantle human-smuggling, prostitution ring

MONTREAL – The RCMP says it has broken up a Canada-wide prostitution ring that allegedly smuggled as many as 500 Asian women into the country over an unspecified period.

Federal authorities announced today they’ve broken up two major cells of the network in the last five days and arrested six people in the greater Montreal and Toronto areas.

The accused are allegedly part of an Asian-based organized crime ring that operated in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

They face a host of charges including procuring, procuring minors, advertising sexual services and gaining a material benefit from sexual services.

Police say the alleged victims, mainly from Korea and China, received assistance from a criminal organization to enter the country and were then controlled and exploited by the prostitution ring.

Two alleged ringleaders were arrested and flown to Montreal from Toronto today and are to appear in court Thursday, while police are seeking two other suspects.

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chief wiggam

it’s too bad they wouldn’t do this to north preston finest.

April 02, 2015 at 7:40 am

    They would never do the same to North Preston’s most lucrative business…..what would the community do without the incomes from prostitution.

    April 02, 2015 at 9:38 am
      chief wiggam

      work? maybe sell more drugs? the thing is they also send back money orders or cash to deposit here with the intention that their mothers(who da baby-daddy?) skim some for taking care of things/money here.

      April 02, 2015 at 10:30 am

When the headline mentioned the federal authorities dismantling a human smuggling and prostitution ring I thought they were talking about the scam to bring in cheap labour for Canada’s donut shop.

April 05, 2015 at 11:03 am