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Police’s human trafficking unit searches Read Road property
Niagara Regional Police human trafficking unit found 15 people at 488 Reed Road during a search of the rural property. The search was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation and details are sparse. SUPPLIED
Neighbours say police were seen digging in an orchard near the property Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning. EVAN LOREE

The Niagara Regional Police’s human trafficking unit searched a rural property on Read Road on Tuesday morning.

A large number of officers, including those from the canine, marine, street crime and emergency task units, participated in the search.

Area residents said officers spent much of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning digging on the property.

It is not known what they were looking for.

Police spokesperson Const. Phil Gavin told The Lake Report there were 15 people at the home when police arrived.

More information might be available by Thursday, Gavin said.

 

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