UAQ starts probe into illegal workers’ case

UMM AL QUWAIN — The Public Prosecution has begun its investigations into the case in which a large number of workers, mostly Chinese, were found working illegally in a warehouse in the industrial area in the emirate recently. While 12 of the workers were arrested on the spot, the rest managed to escape from the site.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Fri 21 Sep 2007, 9:37 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:12 AM

A team of the Civil Defence had found the workers engaged in filling up cartridges of photocopiers and printers with ink in the warehouse. The workers are in the UAE on visit and tourism visas of tour companies, cargo firms, and hotels in Ras Al Khaimah, police sources said.

The police sources said that the illegals were arrested by sheer chance when Civil Defence staff were on a regular inspection visit to the establishment, and suspected the legal status of the workers. They also suspected the legality of the warehouse to carry out the filling up of cartridges of photocopiers and printers with ink. The workers were found to be working illegally, and the warehouse was not registered with the Economic Department.

The Economic Department is currently tracking down the persons who had rented the warehouse and had brought in the illegal workers.

The tour companies and hotels that arranged visas for them are also under the scanner of investigators.

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