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RCMP continue manhunt for human trafficking suspect

Police appeal to the public for tips about Glenord-Fleury's whereabouts.

SASKATOON – Police are still searching for a 32-year-old man wanted for more than a year on charges stemming from a human trafficking and organized crime sting.

Billy Glenold-Fleury is wanted on charges of participating in the activities of a criminal organization, trafficking persons, material benefit from trafficking persons, and withholding or destroying identity documents.

“Saskatchewan RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit is still actively trying to locate and arrest Billy Glenold-Fleury,” a spokesperson from Saskatchewan RCMP told in an email Thursday.

“The Saskatchewan RCMP is continuing to look to the public to provide information on his whereabouts or anything that may assist us in locating him. This can be done by reporting it to your local police service or Crime Stoppers.”

RCMP say that in June 2019, FSOC investigators became aware of a suspected human trafficking group operating across Western Canada with strong ties to the province of Saskatchewan.

In June 2021, after an 18-month investigation, RCMP issued Canada-wide warrants for Glenold-Fleury, Mali Jean, 34, Bechir Ben Salah, 33, and Kenny Jouthe, 31.

Salah was arrested in Laval, QC in January, and Jean was arrested in Burnaby, B.C. in February. Jouthe turned himself into the Saskatoon court in October 2021.  

Salah, Jean, and Jouthe were granted bail in April and are scheduled to have case management in Saskatoon Provincial Court in March 2023.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Glenold-Fleury is asked to contact their local police service, RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Police say Glenold-Fleury has ties to Saskatchewan, Quebec, Alberta, and B.C.

RCMP say that they believed there might be other victims who weren’t identified during their investigation and urge them to come forward if they require any assistance.

If you are a victim/survivor of forced prostitution or forced labour, or suspect someone else might be, call the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010. The Hotline Response Advocates will connect callers to support and services and will also take tips, answer questions, and forward information, when appropriate, to law enforcement. You can also report suspected human trafficking to your local police service or Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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