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Human Trafficking Sweep Nets 7 Arrests in Winnipeg

October 24, 2018 10:34 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have arrested seven people as part of Operation Northern Spotlight, an investigation with several Canadian police agencies into human trafficking.

From October 15-21, members of the Winnipeg police Counter Exploitation Unit made contact with 36 people believed to be sexually exploited and victims of human trafficking. Those identified ranged in ages of 18-48.

Police also arrested seven people between the ages of 19-56 for obtaining sexual services for consideration.

The investigation also led to the seizure of seven vehicles under the Highway Traffic Act for prostitution services.

Anyone with new information that might assist in the investigation is asked to contact Winnipeg police at (204) 986-3464 or email WPS-CEU@winnipeg.ca.