Kuwait: Human trafficking gang busted by selling visa worth 50 million dinars
In conjunction with human smuggling and money laundering, the Ministry of the Interior has uncovered a major network including a three-member Bangladeshi group that is estimated to be worth more than 50 million dinars.
The three had elevated-ranking and important positions in three companies, and took in more than 20,000 Bangladeshi employees on government contracts in return for enormous amounts of money totaling KD 50 million (approximately 1,100 crore Indian Rupee), as shown by Al Qabas daily report.
It is discovered that for the average worker, each worker in Bangladesh charged between 1,800 and 2,200 dinars, whereas the driver’s visa is ‘ listed ‘ for around 2,500 and 3,000 dinars. More than 20,000 Bangladeshi employees were brought into Kuwait by the company.
The Interior Ministry has detained some of the three whereas the other two have fled the country after sensing danger, as per reports.
The newspaper has also claimed that one of the three people reportedly became a representative of the Bangladeshi Parliament and is on the management board of a large bank in his region, shuttling among Kuwait and Bangladesh.
The information disclosed as soon as this MP heard that he was going to be investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) staff who left the country about a week earlier, while the business file he was operating was canceled.