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Two accused of working for Hamilton human trafficking ring turn themselves in

Two more people accused of working for a Hamilton-based human trafficking ring have been arrested.

Attila Kolompar, 35 and 42-year-old Lajos Domotor turned themselves in to local police Monday evening, and were arrested on trafficking and fraud charges.

Both men remained in custody, pending bail hearings at a provincial court.

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Police have arrested several people, all members of the same family, in connection with the alleged organization.

Ferenc Domotor Sr., accused of being its leader, was granted $50,000 bail last week. His wife, Gyongi Kolompar and son, Ferenc Domotor Jr., along with Ferenc Karadi, have been in custody for two weeks while the courts decide whether to grant them bail.

An RCMP spokesman said few details could be released, as the procedures are covered by a publication ban.

Investigators are still trying to track down Gizella Kolompar and Gizella Domotor. Zsanett Karadi has been charged with theft and will appear in court next month.

The RCMP allege the family used associates to recruit men from the town of Papa with promises of well-paying jobs in Canada. Once the workers arrived, however, they were made to live in basements, fed scraps from the table and used as unpaid labour at construction sites, police said.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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