Detectives Arrested Two People For Selling Work Permit
Detectives arrested two people for committing forgery that allowed them to issue 247 permits for workers in a farm. The suspects, Egyptian, forged documents obtained by the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources to specify the number of workers that their farm needs. They changed the workers’ number in the documents to ‘300’ then proceeded to issue 247 work permits with the relevant labor authorities, the Interior Ministry’s Residency Affairs Investigations Department said.
Police first arrested some of the workers who said that they paid a middleman and a mandoub (representative) in order to obtain their visas. The two were arrested and confessed during questioning that they collected between KD 1,200 and KD 1,350 for each transaction, then split the money with the farm’s owner.