Director of Not4Sale reacts to human trafficking case

Last week we brought you a story from the Lethbridge Police Service, which charged 10 men in our city in an alleged human trafficking investigation.

Not4Sale is an awareness group in Lethbridge that advocates for children who face human trafficking around the world. Joy-Lynn Stickel, the Not4Sale Director, says this case shows that human trafficking isn’t just happening around the world, but now it’s impacting Lethbridge as well.

Two of the individuals with arrest warrants in relation to the investigation are now in custody.

Meriton Krasniqi and Khaled Alsaid turned themselves in to Lethbridge Police earlier today. They have now been arrested on their outstanding warrants and are in police custody.

Meriton Krasniqi, 26, faces charges of:

  • sexual interference
  • invitation to sexual touching
  • two counts of sexual assault
  • sexual assault causing bodily harm
  • sexual assault – party to offence with another person
  • aggravated sexual assault
  • trafficking persons under 18


Khaled Alsaid, 22, faces charges of:

  • sexual assault
  • invitation to sexual touching
  • sexual interference

The LPS is asking anyone who has information on the case to get in contact with Acting Sgt. Bryan Whelpley at 403-330-5167.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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