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Anti-corruption body, Public Prosecution to follow up reports on human trafficking cases

KUWAIT CITY, June 15: Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) recently affirmed its keenness to follow-up the latest reports on human trafficking cases with the cooperation of the Public Prosecution which is the judicial investigation authority responsible for such cases.

In a press statement, NAZAHA Spokesperson and the Assistant Secretary-General for Corruption Detection and Investigation Dr Mohamed Bouzobar said the authority has exercised its role and jurisdiction based on the law of its establishment and its executive regulations in terms of financial disclosure declarations and scrutinization of all subjects governed by article 2 of the anti-corruption law.

He explained that NAZAHA began examining all financial disclosure statements of these individuals through the formed committees. It had analyzed, examined, and reviewed all relevant data, and used this with the information and data stored in all relevant government agencies.

NAZAHA cooperates with the Public Prosecution as the judicial investigation authority responsible for the aforementioned cases and provides it with any information or data it obtains which could have direct or indirect links with the human trafficking cases.

It is worth mentioning that the Deputy Prime Minister, State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh last Saturday said as part of the efforts exerted in this regard, “One of the largest cases of human trafficking has been uncovered and it is related to an Asian expatriate. The investigations revealed suspicious financial transactions carried out by a network of those with weak souls with the cooperation of the companies that facilitated these operations.”

In a post on Twitter, he said, “Everyone mentioned in the investigations, irrespective of whether they are government officials or prominent people, will be subject to investigation by the Ministry of Interior and will be referred to the Public Prosecution to complete the procedures if their involvement is proven.”

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