Connection Between Visit Visa and Human Trafficking - Crime

Connection Between Visit Visa and Human Trafficking

02 September 2022 Kathmandu – Unemployment, lack of job vacancies inside country, lucrative income shown abroad and to manage daily need of human being are driving youths from one country to another in search of job and living. Human Traffickers are cashing the situation and having various methods to lure people into their honey trap. In recent findings, such traffickers has used visit visa option available with hefty amount of money and fake job promise and lured youths to various countries mainly to the Middle east and eastern Europe.

As per the news conference organized by Nepal Police recently, Nepal Police have started strict surveillance after cases of human trafficking through the misuse of visit visas have been revealed.

Police returned around 200 people from Tribhuvan International Airport between August 24 to 27, who was going abroad on a visit visa. They were stopped from boarding the plane after police found their document suspicious.

In course of the investigation, it was found that 39 people were going to be trafficked in Kuwait on a visit visa made based on fake documentation, said a Spokesperson at the Human Trafficking and Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police, Superintendent of Police Dan Bahadur Malla.

He added that some people were found involved in the case and a search for them is underway. They were returned from TIA as they were bound to Kuwait where the government has stopped sending people as a domestic worker. They were found allured by attractive salaries in Kuwait as domestic workers.

It has been revealed that the gang involved in a such activity used to bring women and men to Kathmandu after making their necessary documents including their passports.

Malla shared that the victims themselves filed a complaint at the Bureau for legal action after the confirmation that they were being sent to Kuwait illegally.

The investigation against the accused is underway under the Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act-2064 and a search for them is underway. The Bureau, however, has not revealed the name of the accused.

The above situation clearly proved that government had failed to stop Nepalese youths by providing jobs and other viable means of earning to sustain their family inside country. Have your say? please comment below.

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