Mounties in Hamilton, Ontario say 16 Hungarians were recruited from their homeland by fraudsters, asked to fill out bogus refugee claims, and then kept in basements while their captors collected their social assistance. An RCMP press release states that the victims were “fed scraps and leftovers, often only once a day,” and that they were forced to work long days on construction sites without any pay. A victim is believed to have contacted Citizenship and Immigration Canada for help. The discovery was the result of a 10-month long RCMP investigation.
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