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Toews thanks team for stopping human traffickers

posted Jul 8, 2012, 5:13 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jul 8, 2012, 5:13 PM ]
Nicole O'Reilly Sat Jun 09 2012 Hamilton Spectator

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has publicly congratulated and thanked members of a Hamilton multijurisdictional team that brought down the largest ever human trafficking case in Canadian history.

The case highlights the need for a national action plan to combat human trafficking, which the federal government unveiled Wednesday, Toews said.

Seventeen people have been convicted in relation to the Domotor-Kolompar criminal organization that enslaved at least 23 victims from the family's native Hungary. Nine people pleaded guilty to human trafficking.