Calgary police lay charges in two separate cases of alleged human trafficking

Calgary police have laid charges in two separate human trafficking cases involving women from both China and other parts of Canada.

CALGARY — Calgary police have laid charges in two separate human trafficking cases involving women from both China and other parts of Canada.

In one case, police say undercover officers purchased two women from China for the price of $8,000.

The sale was allegedly arranged by a woman who advertised erotic services by young Asian women online.

Linh Quy Ho, 52, of Calgary is facing a number of charges, including trafficking in persons.

Police also charged a man they allege lured young women to the city from other parts of Canada with the promise of modelling careers before forcing them into prostitution.

Codie Toby Cardinal, 38, faces charges that include human trafficking and living on the avails of prostitution.

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