Man arrested in Alberta for Nova Scotia human trafficking activities

The Provincial Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) has charged a former Nova Scotia resident in relation to historical human trafficking offences that took place in the Halifax area between 2007 and 2010.

As part of the investigation, named Operation Hypnosis, RCMP officers travelled to Alberta with an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Darrell Fisher. On March 7, they safely arrested him in Edmonton. Fisher is charged with:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Material Benefit – Trafficking
  • Procuring
  • Living of the Avails of Prostitution
  • Making Child Pornography
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault
  • Uttering Threats
  • Trafficking in Substance (x2)

Fisher was remanded into custody and transported back to Nova Scotia by RCMP Air Services. He appeared in Halifax Provincial Court on March 11 and was released on conditions. Fisher’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 9.

RCMP teams involved in this HTU file include: Federal Operational Support; the Legal Applications Support Team; the Interview Assistance Team; and the Alberta RCMP. Halifax Regional Police, Edmonton Police Service, and Alberta ALERT also assisted.

If you or someone you know may be a victim of human trafficking, call the Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Hotline at 902-449-2425. To report a crime anonymously, contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.


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