In every Province and Territory, in every community, human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour is occurring and it is a threat to every young, vulnerable individual in this country. This sophisticated, organized crime demands sophisticated, coordinated and integrated solutions.
In November, the AML shop hosted a webinar featuring Barbara Gosse, the CEO of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking and Peter Warrack, Director of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing at the Bank of Montreal that focused on bringing to light the significance and pervasiveness of the problem of Human Trafficking in Canada as well as some of the efforts underway to help end this crime . You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a recording of that webinar. The interest and feedback were so great, that we have decided to continue the dialogue.
For the upcoming webinar we warmly welcome Acting Sergeant Robert Hawkes and Detective Constable Jeff Tucker of the Durham Regional Police Service, who will provide us with insights about combating human trafficking from a law enforcement perspective. They will take us through the investigative process (including the use of financial evidence), the laying of charges and their experiences working with prosecutors for forfeiture against the backdrop of real cases. AML professionals will surely benefit from knowing how the information they provide is used to take the profit out of human trafficking, as well as gain further insights into the ways and means of the perpetrators to help them combat human trafficking.
A/Sgt. Hawkes is the Central/East Team Leader of Ontario's Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit and a court qualified expert in money laundering, the unlawful use of cash, the bundling of cash as it relates to drug trafficking, and drug pricing.
D/Cst. Jeff Tucker is veteran of the Durham Regional Police Force, and has been a stalwart soldier in the fight against street level prostitution in the Durham Region.
Register for the webinar by following this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5636644540545447172.
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