Five arrested for hiring out illegal migrants, rape

DRUGS:Prosecutors said the suspects provided the workers with amphetamines and other narcotics to feed their addictions and to better control the workers

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 26, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

New Taipei City has taken in 40 migrant workers allegedly controlled by a gang of criminals who are suspected of operating an underground employment brokerage. Prosecutors were questioning five Taiwanese suspects in connection with the case.

In raids carried out on Monday, law enforcement officials questioned the migrant workers, 30 women and 10 men, after taking them into custody to check their identifications and record their statements.

It was discovered that 39 were Indonesian and one Vietnamese, and that most of them were illegal migrant workers who had absconded from their legal contracts, New Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office spokesman Hsieh Tsung-fu (謝宗甫) said.

After questioning by prosecutors, the migrant workers were transferred to National Immigration Agency (NIA) facilities to be processed and deported to their home nations.

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