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More than 40 foreign workers from Mexico who were working as cleaners at hotels and resorts were rescued when police conducted a raid in several locations across Barrie. "The workers were paid peanuts after all the deductions for food, rent, and mattresses." 

Workers had been recruited through social media avenues including Facebook. 

"They didn't think of themselves as victimized." This line is especially meaningful as it highlights the lack of awareness around human trafficking. The workers explained that they were unaware that they were being mistreated because the situation was better than back home. 

It's not always easy to spot signs of human trafficking. How can you tell if someone is being manipulated and controlled? Take our course on Human Trafficking and learn about the physical, behavioural, and practical signs that indicate a person may be a victim of trafficking. 


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