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Police bust gang of Africans involved in human trafficking
August 14, 2014, 9:27 am
Police arrested a gang of Africans for running a human trafficking racket. The gang (above), was caught in a sting operating.

Securitymen from the General Immigration Department have arrested a gang of Africans operating a bogus domestic labor office for human trafficking. In a recent press statement, the department revealed it received information about a group of Africans involved in human trafficking. After verifying the information, an undercover agent was sent to the bogus office to request for a housemaid who will work on daily basis.

An Asian ‘middleman’, who works as a taxi driver, offered the services of two housemaids who have been reported absconding by their former employers. During interrogation, the taxi driver told the securitymen that he forged the signature of the sponsor and presented fake documents through the cooperation of some officers in exchange for money. A case was registered and the suspects were referred to the concerned security department for the necessary legal action.

130 persons arrested, 38 referred for deportation : Hawally Security Directorate launched 1,042 security campaigns throughout Hawally Governorate from August 3rd to 9th during which they arrested 130 individuals out of which 38 were referred for deportation, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The Acting Hawally Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Hamad Abdullah led the security campaigns during which 69 were arrested because they were reported as absconding, 18 for violating the Residency Law, 25 without identification documents, 7 involved in criminal cases and 11 wanted individuals. They also issued 54 citations against various traffic violations, registered 22 quarrels, received 347 complaints and served 93 assistance calls.

They also referred 38 violators of law to the Deportation Center. Brigadier Abdullah affirmed that Hawally Security Directorate will continue to launch inspection campaigns in all areas of the governorate to arrest violators of law and provide security to Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates.

Meanwhile, security operatives from Ahmadi in their continuing campaign have arrested 38 hawkers and two Asians for possessing liquor, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Security sources said the first Asian suspect had 18 bottles of local brew in his keep when the police nailed him, while the second suspect was in possession of 52 packets of liquor. The violators were referred to concerned authorities

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