RCMP Officer Charged with Human Trafficking, Forgery, and Animal Cruelty

York Regional Police have charged forty-four year-old Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Constable Israel Yahsif Mane Monter of theRCMP’s Toronto North Transnational Organized Crime unit with animal cruelty and human trafficking, following a complaint Mane Monter allegedly arranged for an individual to travel to Ontario from Mexico to work for them. The victim alleged that after arriving in Ontario, Mane Monter made them look after animals under “very poor conditions” that went against their agreement. Information on the species and number of animals involved is as yet unavailable. York Regional Police believe there may be additional human victims who were brought to Canada under false pretenses. Ontario’s Provincial Animal Welfare Services attended the property to further investigate the conditions of the animals. Read more here.