KUWAIT CITY, Jun 13: The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said today, Saturday, that maintaining Kuwait’s security is the ultimate goal. This is what we pledged to His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Prime Minister and the generous Kuwaiti people.
Al-Saleh twitted on his twitter account “Human trafficking and residence are among the main priorities currently with the sectors of the Ministry of Interior, and the efforts made by security men in this thorny file among many government ministries have made a lot of progress in terms of pursuing suspects of their involvement or in terms of developing existing legislation”.
He continued, “Whoever is mentioned in the investigations, whether he is a government official or a prominent person, will appear before the investigation authorities in the Ministry of Interior and be referred to the Public Prosecution to complete the procedures if his involvement is proved.”
Al-Saleh stated, “In the past weeks, great efforts were made to salute the men of the interior, and recently culminated in placing one of the largest cases of human trafficking and residence for an Asian expat, as investigations revealed the existence of suspicious financial transactions carried out by a network of officials with cooperation of companies that facilitated those operations. ”
In February involvement of Bangladeshi came to light. The Bangladeshi MP himself revealed that there were 3 other Bangladeshi one of whom was caught and two left the country, together they formed a large network of human trafficking and money laundering.
According to sources, the three Bangladeshi occupy prestigious and sensitive positions in 3 major companies in Kuwait, and they have brought more than 20,000 Bangladeshi workers on government cleaning contracts in exchange for large sums of money exceeding 50 million dinars.
From one of the three Bangladeshi human traffickers one became a member of the parliament in his country recently, in addition to his membership as a board of directors of a large bank as well, and his visits to Kuwait became no more than 48 hours, although he is a partner and manager in the company he works in Kuwait for a long period.
The sources revealed that, as soon as this Bangladeshi learned of his name in investigations conducted by the General Department of Criminal Investigation about his activity, he left the country about a week ago, while the file of the company he ran was suspended.