Vancouver Police believe underage girls were recruited and trafficked for several months and are asking witnesses to come forward.
After an extensive investigation into the sexual exploitation and victimization of underage females, three men have been charged with human trafficking, explains a news release.
“Investigators believe underage girls were recruited and trafficked for several months,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD.
“After becoming aware of the information in 2019, the Vancouver Police Counter Exploitation Unit launched an investigation surrounding the human trafficking operation.”
Elkan Vyizigiro (known as Lavish or LK), Meaz Nour-Eldin (known as Streets), 23, and a third young offender have been charged with trafficking a person under the age of 18 years and receive material benefit resulting from trafficking in a person under 18 years.
“Investigators believe there are witnesses out there with information relating to this investigation. We are strongly encouraging those people to come forward and speak to us,” adds Constable Visintin.
Anyone with information is asked to call VPD detectives at 604-717-0603 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.