Josh Elliott, CTVNews.ca
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:48AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:56PM EDT
The federal government has announced that 20 members of a large human trafficking ring based out of Hamilton, Ont. have been deported from Canada.
The 20 deported individuals were members of the Domotor-Kolompar ring and helped run the largest proven human trafficking ring in Canada, according to the statement put out by the border agency. As of Tuesday, at least 22 members of this ring have been convicted on human trafficking charges, the BSA has confirmed. All but two were deported.
The Domotor-Kolompar family brought Hungarians from their hometown to Canada with the promise of work and a better life in the Hamilton area, Canadian officials said. But the Hungarians who came over were subjected to brutal living conditions without adequate food and forced to work construction jobs for free. The human traffickers used intimidation and threats of violence to keep their victims in line, officials said.
“This flagrant abuse of persons in our immigration system demanded a strong response,” Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said in a news conference Tuesday. Continue reading →
The RCMP is searching around the world for 18 suspects carrying passports they allegedly obtained through a Citizenship and Immigration Canada employee now facing dozens of criminal charges.
Aline Rozeline Zeitoune, 50, who worked in the CIC passport section, was charged with breach of trust and 96 other counts including selling identity documents, passport forgery and making false statements, the RCMP said Friday.
According to police, 22 people, at least some of them foreign nationals, were able to obtain Canadian passports under false names, birthdates and addresses as a result of the misconduct of the Toronto civil servant. Only four have been caught so far.
They are: Luke Tyler (alias Wayne Miller), 49, a Jamaican described by police as “no longer in Canada”; Evgeni Eliash (alias Evgeni Rubin), 36, an Israeli who is in custody; Luis Cabrera (alias Luis Moyano), 54, of Uruguay, who is also “no longer in Canada”; and Srinivas Gottiparthi (alias Sushanth Goud) 38, of India, who is being detained. “These people were not from Canada and were not entitled to Canadian passports,” Sgt. Rollings said. They were charged with passport forgery. Continue reading →
Four suspects were arrested Thursday morning and there are warrants for the arrests of three more, after the RCMP and Canadian Custom Officers (CBSA) busted a network exporting stolen vehicles in containers through the Port of Montreal to Africa.
The investigation started a year ago when three luxury SUVs were found hidden behind mattresses in containers.
CBSA superintendent Jean-François Rainville says 90 percent of the time that’s how thieves hide the vehicles.
“As of January 1, we tracked 173 stolen vehicles and last year it was 415, so there’s a lot of stolen cars that leave the Port of Montreal,” Rainville said; adding that the vehicles are often headed to Africa and Lebanon.
When emergency crews rushed through the front door that winter night—Jan. 21, 2014—they found white tiles covered in blood and two people clinging to life. It was a gruesome, chaotic scene, even for a seasoned paramedic. Whoever swung the blade, again and again, had already fled.
Anita Summan, who owned the home in Brampton, Ont., was lying at the bottom of the main wooden staircase, alert but fading. Summan’s daughter, in her bedroom when the assailant pounced, had sprinted to her side. “She was still alive,” says Sonali Summan, 22. “I was in a hysterical shock, trying to figure out what was going on.” Continue reading →
Police say an ongoing dispute led to the beating death of a man in front of a southeast strip mall.
Two men are facing murder charges following the slaying of the 18-year-old Calgarian.
On July 5 about 3:40 a.m., they arrived at a strip mall at 2936 Radcliffe Dr. S.E. where they found an unconscious man in life-threatening condition, said Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm of the homicide unit.
It was not a random assault, he added.
“The victim and suspects were known to each other and had a long-standing dispute over a number of things,” said Chisholm.
Police, he said, couldn’t say if the confrontation was drug or gang-related.
The man identified as Ayuen Ajak Goot, or Devon Goot, died late Tuesday in hospital from head injuries.