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Recent arrests highlight Ottawa as a 'hotspot' for human trafficking

From Katie Griffen, CTV News

The arrest of four people in their 20s on charges of human trafficking this week are calling attention to a problem that experts say is all too common in Ottawa.

Research by the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking shows the city is a hotspot for human trafficking.

"Traffickers are systematically and routinely moving their victims from city to city, going from Montreal and then across the 401 through Ottawa and then down through southern Ontario to access various commercial markets," said Julie Drydyk, the executive director of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking.

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