Chinese man uses forged contracts to bring 34 bogus wives to Kuwait

April 9, 2010
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A Chinese man is in Kuwaiti police custody after he used forged marriage contracts to bring in 34 bogus wives into the country.

The man was arrested after an immigration official had doubts about his frequent visits to the immigration office to get entry visas.

Following an investigation, officers discovered that the Chinese national had submitted 34 requests for family reunion, presenting every time a fake marriage contract to allow the “bogus” wife to stay in Kuwait for three months.

He later confessed that he took KD1,500 ($5,200) from each of the women for the visit visa.

Once inside the country, every “wife” was taken to a flat in Kuwait City where she was hosted. An accomplice said that the women left early in the morning and went back to the flat late in the evening and that most of them earned money working as masseuses and prostitutes. The accomplice and nine girls were also arrested.   

Last week, officers from the Immigration General Department arrested the Section Head of Jahra Immigration Department for assisting a GCC national owning a bogus company and his Egyptian representative with visa trafficking.

The suspects reportedly transferred visit visas to work permit for KD 1200 and completed 54 transactions in one month with the help of the immigration officer.

         

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