Nova Scotia RCMP says its human trafficking unit has charged two men as a part of “Operation Homeward.”
Police say they opened an investigation after receiving a tip on June 9 that a Yarmouth man was allegedly trafficking a woman.
Police said in a release Friday that they determined the man was involved in trafficking several victims, “for both sex and labour,” They also determined that a second man was involved.
One man, who police don’t name, is facing 33 charges in this case. These include five counts of human trafficking, as well as charges related to sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm and drug trafficking.
That man was already in custody on unrelated charges, and appeared in count on Thursday. His next court appearance is set for Sept. 13.