30 arrested in fake domestic help office

KUWAIT: Residency department detectives arrested a number of people for running a fake domestic help office, harboring absconding maids and offering illegal domestic help services.

Investigations went underway after police received information about the activity of five Ethiopian nationals who would provide employers with services of the runaway maids for up to KD 250, and gave them fake receipts. Once the maid arrives to her new employer’s home, she would have arranged with the men in charge of the office to run away again so that her services can be offered to another employer.

A total of 30 people, 17 men and 13 women, all Ethiopian were arrested after police obtained a warrant from the prosecutor to raid the illegal office. The suspects were taken to the proper authorities for further legal procedures.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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