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Nov. 14, 2018 | Wednesday
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Human trafficking suspect arrested in Niagara Falls
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A 20-year-old Brampton man has been arrested on multiple charges relating to human trafficking, illegal sexual services and posession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

In August, the NRP's Morality Unit finished an investigation into an allegation of human trafficking. As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for a Brampton man.

On Tuesday (Sept. 19), members of the Morality Unit saw the suspect in the passenger seat of a vehicle driving along Lundys Lane. The vehicle stopped in a restaurant parking lot, at which point police approached the vehicle. The suspect fled on foot and was arrested by police after a short chase.  The investigation that followed led to the arrest of two additional males and the seizure of a quantity of drugs.

Sicetus Akhinagba of Brampton is charged with the following offences:

Human Trafficking of Person Under 18 years
Financial Benefit of Person Under 18 years
Material Benefit from Sexual Services
Exercise Control of Person Under 18 years
Advertise a Person's Sexual Services 
Utter Threats
Forcible Confinement
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking-Heroin
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking MDMA
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
Breach of Probation

19-year-old Ismael Ajiroba, also from Brampton, is charged with the following offences:
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking-Heroin
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking MDMA
Breach of Recognizance

21-year-old Travis Niens of Brampton is charged with the following offences:
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking-Heroin
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking MDMA
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

All three accused were held for a bail hearing that took place Wednesday (Sept. 20) at the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines.

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