One suspect still wanted in connection to human trafficking in Niagara Falls

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Published August 7, 2022 at 10:51 am

Police ask for the public’s help in locating a third suspect wanted in relation to a human trafficking investigation in Niagara.

Niagara Regional Police (NRP) began an investigation in June 2022 into the trafficking of a female victim in Niagara Falls.


Yesterday (Aug 6) detectives assigned to the Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) arrested an adult male and an adult female suspect who were wanted in connection with the investigation.

One suspect remains at large and is wanted for five Criminal Code offences.

Wolff Cadelis, 25 years old, from Montreal is wanted for financial material benefit/trafficking person over 18, advertising another person’s sexual services, trafficking in persons by exercising control, material benefit from sexual services, and procuring/exercising control.

21-year-old Hakim Varela of Brossard, Quebec and 21-year-old Maha Tlemcani also of Brossard have both been arrested and charged with the same five Criminal Code offences as above.

Varela and Tlemcani remain in custody pending a bail hearing that will commence via video link at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton.

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Wolff Cadelis is asked to contact the Communications Unit of NRP at 905-688-4111

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