Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Calgary-Based Human Trafficker Deported

Immigration authorities have deported a woman who helped mastermind a human smuggling ring that brought women from southeast Asia to work in Calgary massage parlours.

It's unclear when Noi Saengchanh left Canada, but a government source told the Calgary Herald she was deported sometime after she was granted full parole in November.

Saengchanh, 33, was sentenced to two years in jail last July after pleading guilty to three prostitution-related charges.

Source: "Smuggler Deported", Montreal Gazette, April 12, 2005.