19 May 2018 – 15:42

40 people arrested for visa trafficking


Doha: The Ministry of the Interior has arrested 40 people on charges of visa trafficking in violation of Law No. (21) for the year 2015 regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence.

Director of Search and Follow up Department Brigadier Abdullah Jaber Al Labda, said: “The seizure of these peoples comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to control violators of the laws of the entry and stay of expatriates and to take legal action against them.

He added that the Department was able recently after the search campaigns to arrest those who trade in visas, which increases the problem of labor in the country, which made the administration to take measure to prosecute the perpetrators of such violations.

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“The Research and Follow-up Department, deals with the victims of these practices from the humanitarian side, where it helps to transfer the work of many of them to another employer,” he said.

Al Lebda added that the Department will not hesitate in applying the law to everyone, individuals or companies and refer the violator to the Public Prosecutor. Calling for concerted efforts of members of the community with the security services to reduce the problem.

For his part, Search and investigation Section in the Department Captain Omar Khalifa Al Rumaihi, called on all citizens and expatriates not to deal with illegal workers or to employ them in any way and to cooperate with the concerned authorities in reporting them via the hotline (50701089).

He also pointed out that the hotline is also intended to respond to any questions related to illegal employment, or to trade visas for 24 hours and in Arabic, English and Urdu.

The Ministry of Interior is working to control of violators and to implement of the law in order to maintain security and order in the community, in addition to contributing to solving the problems of workers through a number of channels such as human rights management and research and follow-up Department, As determined by law. (QNA)