Top Embassy Official Said Held For Human Trafficking, Female Job-seekers Lured To Kuwait
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The Zimbabwean police over the weekend are said to have arrested a senior Kuwait embassy official believed to be part of a well-organized human trafficking organization.

The 62-year-old suspect, a Zimbabwean identified as B.A. May, and believed to be working as a secretary at the Kuwait Embassy in Harare was luring female job-seekers to Kuwait on the pretext the job was secure and decent, but in actual fact they were sold into prostitution and menial jobs. May is suspected of facilitating or processing visas for the victims.

According to a Zimbabwean newspaper about 200 Zimbabwean women are stranded in Kuwait after being promised jobs. According to sources close to investigations in Zimbabwe, May who was briefly arrested and released will be summoned for interrogations if need be.

A source from the Zimbabwean Prosecutor- General’s Office said there are certain procedures the police must comply with before summoning an embassy official to court.

In the meantime, detectives handling the case picked her up for questioning after she was implicated for allegedly facilitating the documentation of the desperate job-seekers and payment processes. Police have confirmed the arrest saying investigations were still in progress. Meanwhile, seven Zimbabweans, who appeared in court last week on charges of human trafficking, have been released on $300 bail each.



18 Mar, 2016 0 710
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