More than 40 mexican nationals have been rescued from 'modern slavery' of the canadian police.
The police in the province of Ontario on Monday.
The 43 mexicans, according to the police forced to work as cleaners at the resorts in the north american country for $ 50 a month. This is equivalent to about 330 dollars.
All 43 are, according to the police been freed and offered legal employment in the country.
Police in Ontario announced that it opened an investigation of the matter last year, after it had received several tips about the suspicious working conditions from the public.
Several claimed that the mexicans had been lured to Canada under false circumstances. Among other things, they were allegedly offered jobs and training opportunities, which had not previously existed.
- The 43 victims were transported to Canada, where they were given instructions about what they should say when they came into the country. They were subsequently forced to live under harsh conditions at locations in Barrie and Wasaga Beach, " says deputy police commissioner in Ontario Rick Barnum.
- And from there, the situation was even worse, he adds.
the Authorities informs, that it has not yet made any arrests in the case, but that they expect that there will be raised the charges.
in Particular, two persons are in police searchlights. It is about two persons, who ran a cleaning company in Barrie, that employed foreign workers,
the Operation against the alleged traffickers took place on 5. February. Here raided 250 police officers 12 properties
- One of the victims said to one of our officers: last night I went to bed as a slave. In the morning I woke up as a free man, says deputy police commissioner Rick Barnum
The 43 mexicans are almost all men.