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Burlington man, 58, charged with human trafficking and 18 other offences after raid

Officers from the service's Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) unit and members of the Emergency Services Unit — including tactical and canine officers — worked with other investigators to arrest the man on Friday, Dec. 20. 

The man is known by almost 10 different aliases, Halton police say

Investigators from different units of the Halton Police Service attended a Burlington mansion in the Mount Nemo area on Friday. (Andrew Collins)

Halton Regional Police have arrested and charged a 58-year-old Burlington man with 19 offences including human trafficking, after a joint operation of different police units raided a mansion in a semi-rural part of the city.

Officers from the service's Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) unit and members of the Emergency Services Unit — including tactical and canine officers — worked with other investigators to arrest the man on Friday, according to a release.

Tow trucks were also seen removing two metal safes from the property in the Mount Nemo area. 

The alleged offences took place in Burlington and Milton between Jan. 2006 and Dec. 2019, and involved "more than one victim," the release said.

Police say the accused, Mohan (Jarry) Ahlowalia, is known by almost 10 different aliases including Jarry Awalia, Mohan J. Walia and Gerry Aholowalia.

 He has been charged with a total of 19 offences including:

  • seven counts of assault
  • sexual assault
  • extortion
  • trafficking in persons (forced labour)
  • receive a material benefit from trafficking in persons (forced labour)
  • possession of a prohibited firearm

Investigators are asking community members who may have witnessed suspicious activity or have additional information to contact the CASA unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 8970.

The investigation is ongoing, and police say because of that they will make no further comment about the case.

A tow truck carts two safes away from the property Halton police attended. (Andrew Collins)

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