Vancouver woman Mumtaz Ladha arrested for human trafficking

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USA: Free $30 Oye! Times readers Get FREE $30 to spend on Amazon, Walmart…On July 19, 2011, 55-year-old Mumtaz Ladha was arrested without incident at Vancouver International airport upon her return to Canada from Africa. She was released the same day on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to attend Vancouver Provincial court on August 10, 2011.

Mumtaz had an outstanding warrant for human trafficking which stemmed from the May 12, 2011 approval by Crown Counsel of one charge of human trafficking and one charge of human smuggling under sections 118 and 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The RCMP investigation showed that in 2008, Mumtaz Ladha allegedly hired a 21-year-old African woman with the promise of a work visa and a job in a Vancouver area hair salon. When the victim arrived in Canada, she was required to work excessive hours with no pay in Ladha’s West Vancouver home. The accused had possession of her passport.

In June 2009, the victim attended a woman’s shelter. The shelter was able to provide immediate support to the young woman while the RCMP’s Border Integrity Program Human Trafficking Team started its investigation with assistance from the West Vancouver Police Department.

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