Bangladeshis brings in 20,000 workers, KD 50 million human trafficking net busted in Kuwait



Efforts by the interior ministry to combat trafficking in persons and residencies revealed the existence of three Bangladeshi suspects who formed a major network in human trafficking and money laundering. One was arrested and two left the country. The three had high-ranking and sensitive jobs in three major companies and brought in more than 20,000 Bangladeshi laborers on government contracts in exchange of huge amounts of money exceeding KD 50 million.One of the culprits became a member of the Bangladeshi parliament lately, besides being on the board of directors of a major bank. His visits to Kuwait last 48 hours only, although he is a partner in the company he works for in Kuwait. The MP left the country when he learned about the investigations, while his company’s file was suspended.-K.T.