The RCMP has issued a statement after one of its constables was charged with human trafficking in Georgina.
According to the statement, 44-year-old Yahsif Israel Mane Monter is a member of the Toronto North Transnational Organized Crime unit.
“The RCMP is cooperating with the York Regional Police as they continue their investigation,” the statement reads.
Monter has been charged with has been charged with trafficking in persons, forgery – make false documents, cruelty to animals and three counts possession of a prohibited device.
“At this time, Cst. Mane Monter has been suspended with pay. His duty status will be continually assessed and an internal Code of Conduct investigation remains active and on-going,” the statement reads.
“These allegations are serious and difficult to comprehend. As a police service, we work diligently to investigate instances of human trafficking and bring the offenders to justice, and we share this commitment with our law enforcement partners. Canadians and our law enforcement partners can trust that our priority continues to be the integrity of the investigations and the safety and security of the public we serve.”