Were Jacinda Ardern and the DPMC involved in visit of sex traffickers to New Zealand?

Mohammed Khan made this Official Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Mohammed Khan

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

According to CBC, part of the Canadian state media, in February 2015, an employee of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) trafficked three British girls- 15, 15, and 16 years old respectively- into Syria for the purposes of sex, where they were repeatedly raped by older men. CSIS attempted to cover this crime up, and according to Canadian reporting, nobody in the hierarchy which organized the trafficking has been subject to discipline.

Recent media reports indicate that employees of this CSIS organization who likely were involved in the chain of command overseeing the sex trafficking operation are meeting in Queenstown, as part of the broader 'Five Eyes' group.

1) Was DPMC involved in the organization of this visit by members of CSIS, an organization that Canada's own state media acknowledges is involved in child sex trafficking, to New Zealand? If so, please disclose all documents related to this.
2) What is DPMC's policy on child sex trafficking?
3) What is DPMC's policy on ISIS, the organization that CSIS were supporting by supplying their members with child sex slaves?

Mohammed Khan
Islamic Centre Against Genocide and Extremism

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