Six expatriates arrested for kidnapping Maldivian man over unpaid wages

Police have taken six expatriates into custody after they allegedly kidnapped a Maldivian on a resort construction site in Alifu Dhaalu atoll.

In a statement issued today, police said that on March 19, a group of 31 expats working on the island created unrest in the island over what it is believed to have been an issue concerning unpaid wages.

Six expatriates who led the unrest then assaulted Maldivians working on the island and kidnapped the Maldivian head of staff, said police.

Officers working in the nearby Mahibadhoo police station and Dhangethi police station conducted a joint operation and raided the island.

According to police, the Maldivian man was tied when officers went to the island, and freed by police at about 1:34pm.

During the police raid, officers discovered iron bars, wooden planks, machetes and box cutters inside the rooms in which the expats were living.

Furthermore, police said that all those taken into custody were Bangladeshi nationals aged between 25 and 35.

When Minivan News contacted police for further information, police media official said they were not providing details of the case as the investigation was ongoing.

Last month, police freed a Bangladeshi national that was kidnapped by two compatriots in Malé, being locked inside a room in Galolhu without water or food for am extended period.

When police searched the room, officers discovered a knife under the pillow of one arrested in connection with the case.

Later the police found out that the victim and the two arrested persons were illegal expats and did not have identifying documents.

On March 9, police also arrested a Maldivian man from Addu Atoll on allegations that he had assaulted two of his expatriate staff.


5 thoughts on “Six expatriates arrested for kidnapping Maldivian man over unpaid wages”

  1. Like I've said many times need to be really desperate and down on your luck to seek employment in the Maldives.
    Why don't you retards do your own dirty work instead of exploiting the poor people of this world?
    Isn't it time Bangladesh reimposed a ban on its citizens travelling to Maldives?

  2. Never trust these Maldivians. Maldives soon become a failed state under the regime of Islamic fundamentalists.

  3. Under this corrupt regime, breaking international law and ignoring basic human rights is allowed.

  4. Hey India, you should stop licking the regime's feet and supply arms to rebels. Screw political correctness. War is the only way to freedom. 😛

  5. The services of expatriates are very important and crucial in Maldives but are treated with lot of contempt. Hope this changes for the better.


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