Kuwait's interior ministry has started opening files of three major companies on suspicions of human trafficking of some 4,000 foreign workers, mostly Bangladeshis.
A report by the Arab Times says the three companies, which have many government contracts in various ministries, specialise in bringing in Bangladeshi workers only in exchange for huge money.
"The competent security services in the Ministry of Interior have filtered more files of more than 100 companies since the announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh to open the file of residence permits wide and hold those accountable who are involved in it," the daily reported on May 30, quoting sources as saying.
Kuwait's interior ministry referred the files of the companies to the public prosecution, after searching and investigating them and collecting information having evidence of their involvement in this criminal activity.
Arab Times sources indicated that those companies obtained huge sum of money from poor Bangladeshi workers. However, their salary does not exceed 70 dinars.
The sources revealed that the officials of those companies, despite receiving huge amounts for bringing in the workers, exploited the workers by not paying full monthly salaries.