Visa traders seized; exorbitant prices ranging from KD 800 to KD 1,000
Since the beginning of April 573 expat workers have been arrested, most of them in Jahra governorate.
The intensive campaigns carried by the joint committee led by the Public Authority for Manpower and Residence Investigation revealed new residence dealers.
The campaigns resulted in arresting of 573 domestic workers working in companies and businesses other than the one they were brought in which is in violation of the Labor Law which has pointed the suspicion on their sponsors that they have trafficked them into the country.
During the preliminary investigations it was found that most of the domestic workers were from India and Bangladesh indicated that each of them paid his sponsor about 800 KD to 1,000 KD. Some of them did not stamp residence yet and they use to continue their stay with entry visa.