As the result of an investigation by the Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Serious & Organized Crime Section an Ontario man has been arrested and charged in relation to a year-long national human trafficking investigation. During the course of the investigation, numerous human trafficking victims were also identified.
In April 2016, information came forward to the Nova Scotia RCMP indicating that men originally from Nova Scotia had relocated to Ontario and were trafficking and exploiting women from Nova Scotia in the sex trade across Canada.
On March 27, Niagara Regional Police Service arrested 31-year-old Lorenzo Trevor Thomas in Niagara Falls without incident.
Thomas remains in custody in Ontario. Additional charges may be pending.