Another Arrest Made in 'OPAPA' Investigation

TORONTO, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - On July 26, 2012, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) along with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrested another person in relation to the project 'OPAPA' Human Trafficking investigation.

Attila KOLOMPAR Jr., 18 years old, was arrested without incident at a residence on Lawrence Avenue West in Toronto.  KOLOMPAR was wanted on a Canada Wide Arrest Warrant issued on July 25, 2012.  KOLOMPAR was charged under the Criminal Code with Participating in a Criminal Organization, two (2) counts of Fraud under $5,000, and two (2) counts of Breach of Probation.

KOLOMPAR will appear today before a Justice at John Sopinka Court House located at 45 Main St, Hamilton, Ontario.

"I am extremely proud of the excellent working relationship forged between the RCMP Immigration and Passport investigators and Canada Border Services Agency officers, who together have successfully dismantled this criminal organization.", said Sgt Kevin Serniuk (Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of the RCMP Hamilton/Niagara Regional Detachment - Immigration and Passport Section).

Project 'Opapa' is an RCMP led investigation that targeted an alleged Human Trafficking ring that operated in the Hamilton area.  It is alleged that the victims were recruited from their home in Hungary to work for their traffickers in the construction industry.

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information:

Sgt Richard Rollings
RCMP Media Relations
'O' Division (Ontario)
416-992-4409
Email: Richard.Rollings@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
'O' Division Website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/on/index-eng.htm


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