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Archived - The CBSA announces the removal from Canada of convicted human trafficker Ferenc Domotor
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the removal from Canada of Ferenc Domotor, the kingpin of a human trafficking criminal organization that had operated in the Hamilton area. Domotor led the extended Domotor-Kolompar criminal ring and was convicted of human trafficking under the Criminal Code of Canada.
The CBSA removed Ferenc Domotor to Hungary on April 10, 2015.
Victims of the Domotor-Kolompar criminal ring were recruited and/or transported from their native Hungary with promises of a better life and work in the Hamilton area. They were forced to work illegally, live in deplorable conditions without adequate food and were intimidated or attacked repeatedly.
To date, 22 members of this criminal organization have been convicted of crimes relating to human trafficking and the CBSA has removed 21 of these individuals from Canada.
- Human trafficking, often described as a modern-day form of slavery, involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over the movement of a person in order to exploit that person, typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour.
- In July 2014, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced the removal from Canada of 20 members of this human trafficking criminal organization at a press conference in the Hamilton area.
- In June 2012, the Harper Government launched the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, which introduced aggressive new initiatives to prevent human trafficking, identify victims, protect the most vulnerable, and prosecute perpetrators, in addition to consolidating its ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking.
- As part of its enforcement of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the CBSA may remove from Canada any person who has been issued a removal order for breaching the Act.
- Information about suspicious cross-border activity should be reported to the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.
“I am pleased to announce today that the CBSA has removed from Canada the convicted leader of this criminal enterprise. Following on the heels of the July 2014 public announcement that named nine of the foreign criminals removed, this enforcement action closes the loop on this vile human trafficking operation and demonstrates that the CBSA is fulfilling its mandate of ensuring the safety and security of Canada and Canadians.”
- Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region
"The RCMP remains ever vigilant in the fight against the trafficking and exploitation of those seeking a better life in Canada. This investigation has come to a fitting conclusion with the removal of those responsible for the misery of others".
- Inspector Steve Martin, Officer in Charge - Hamilton Niagara Regional Detachment
- News Release: Minister Blaney announces the removal from Canada of 20 convicted human traffickers
- Bill C-49: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Trafficking in Persons)
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