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TORONTO: Dozens of officers raid apartment buildings in human trafficking investigation

 Toronto police conducted a raid at an apartment building in Toronto’s west end early Thursday morning.

Kendra Mangione, CTVNews.ca Writer


A man is escorted to a police car following a raid in Toronto’s west end on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Published Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:46AM EDT

Toronto police raided a cluster of apartment buildings in the city’s west end as part of a human trafficking investigation.

Dozens of officers filtered through the buildings on Chalkfarm Drive, near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue, before dawn on Thursday.

Police said the sex crimes unit raided the buildings, acting on several search warrants, but would not provide further details.

Several people were seen being taken into custody, but police have not said exactly how many people were arrested, or what charges had been laid.

Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit Insp. Joanna Beaven-Desjardins is expected to speak at a news conference scheduled for 10 a.m. at police headquarters.

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