KUWAIT CITY, July 14: The Criminal Court looked into the first case of human trafficking which surfaced during the ‘Corona’ Virus’ pandemic and sentenced a Kuwaiti owner of a company and 3 Egyptians to two years imprisonment with hard labor and ordered them to pay 2,000 dinars bail to temporarily suspend the sentence, reports Al- Seyassah daily.
The suspects are accused of facilitating foreigners find jobs in Kuwait in return for money – a charge that is equivalent of human trafficking.
The Public Prosecution had charged the men with trafficking in human by recruiting personnel to work in the general trading company owned by the main accused (the Kuwaiti).
The men are charged with defrauding and deluding the victims with false promises, confiscating their passports and making the victims believe there is work in Kuwait and hiring them on a monthly wage of 150 dinars and promising other benefits in kind but were left to fend for themselves in Kuwait without work and shelter.
The suspects took advantage of the weakness of the victim. The crime was allegedly committed in Egypt and in Kuwait.