Red Deer man found guilty of human trafficking

A Red Deer man caught trying to sneak a woman across the Canada-U.S. border will spend 60 days in custody after his human trafficking conviction.

A Red Deer man caught trying to sneak a woman across the Canada-U.S. border will spend 60 days in custody after his human trafficking conviction.

Mark Brian Abramenko, 51, was convicted in Fort Macleod provincial court of one count of human trafficking for an Oct. 26, 2013, incident.

Abramenko attempted to enter Canada at the Carway border crossing south of Cardston. Canada Border Services Agency officers found a female passenger concealed inside his vehicle. Officers said she was huddled on the floor under a blanket.

The woman had previously been refused entry into Canada due to criminality.

Abramenko received a 60-day jail sentence as well as a $5,000 fine for the incident.