Calgary police investigation uncovers human trafficking

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234

Calgary Police say the leader of a high profile local drug network called 'The Family' was allegedly involved in human trafficking and warrants have been issued for an alleged accomplice.

Investigators say at least two women were trafficked and at least one assaulted if they didn't comply with the demands.

The man alleged to be the head of the 500-person criminal organization is 52-year-old Lawrence Orubor, who was arrested last November. 

Orubor who lives in Calgary has a long criminal past that includes more than 40 convictions dating back to 30 years in Alberta and BC.

Orubor was subsequently arrested and charged with:

  •  Material benefit from trafficking (two counts)
  •  Trafficking in persons
  •  Material benefit from sexual services
  •  Assault
  •  Proceeds of crime
  •  Breach of release order

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Police are also on the lookout for 38-year-old Shakir Jamal who is wanted for trafficking of persons, material benefit from trafficking, advertising sex services, assault with a weapon and assault. 

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