Peel Police - Warrant of Arrest Issued in Human Trafficking Investigation

Posted on Wednesday January 10, 2018

Brampton – Investigators from the Major Drugs and Vice Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male who is believed to be actively evading arrest. A Canada Wide arrest warrant remains outstanding in relation to a human trafficking investigation that occurred in the City of Mississauga. 

On Friday, February 3, 2017, police responded to a report of a male suspect who had violently assaulted a female. Further investigation determined that the male had exploited the female victim in the sex trade for a period of time.

It is alleged that the suspect profited from the victim’s acts, and that he exercised control over all aspects of her life.

Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Kartel PYE, a 26 year-old male of no fixed address, for the following offences:


Exercise Control

Derive a Material Benefit from Sexual Services

Trafficking in Persons

Receiving Benefit Resulting From Trafficking in Persons

Withholding or Destroying Documents for the Purposes of Trafficking in Persons

Assault x 2

Assault Cause Bodily Harm

Forcible Confinement

Overcoming Resistance by Attempting to Choke, Suffocate or Strangle Another Person

Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm

Sexual Assault

Kartel PYE is described as male black, 5’7” tall, 169 pounds with a medium build, and brown eyes.  He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Investigators believe that PYE travels frequently between the G.T.A. and his hometown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

To view a photo of Kartel PYE, visit our website at

If anyone has information in relation to this investigation, they are urged to call the Major Drugs and Vice Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3555 or 3515.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public Information Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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N/R: 18-034.1

Inc:   17-0044335


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