Canada-wide warrants out for four following human trafficking investigation
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for four individuals who have strong ties to Saskatchewan.
An 18-month long human trafficking investigation by the Saskatchewan RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime North Unit (FSOC–North) have issued warrants for Billy Glenold-Fleury (DOB: August 9, 1989), Mali Jean (DOB: April 18, 1988), Kenny Jouthe (DOB: November 25, 1990), and Bechir Ben Salah (DOB: April 9, 1989).
Each individual has been charged with:
· Trafficking Persons, section 279.01(1) of the Criminal Code
· Material Benefit from Trafficking in Persons, section 279.02(1) of the Criminal Code
· Withholding or Destroying Identity Documents, 279.03(1)
· and charges relating to participating in the activities of a Criminal Organization, section 467.11(1) of the Criminal Code.
“In June 2019, FSOC–North investigators became aware of a suspected human trafficking group operating across Western Canada with strong ties to the province of Saskatchewan,” the Saskatchewan RCMP reported in a recent press release.
All four individuals have ties to Saskatchewan, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia.
“Human trafficking is a crime which robs victims of their normal lives and freedom,” said Insp. Andrew Farquhar, Officer in Charge of RCMP FSOC. “Investigators also believe there may be other victims who have not been identified during the course of the investigation who are urged to come forward if they require any assistance. Victims don’t often identify as victims, and human trafficking-related crimes are often underreported, which can make investigating files of this nature incredibly challenging.”
Anyone with information on this investigation or the whereabouts of these four individuals is asked to contact their local police service, RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Published on: June 17, 2021
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