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Police investigating case of work permit visa scam in Fiji

June 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Police are currently looking into claims by three Bangladesh nationals who say they are victims of a work permit visa scam in Fiji.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirms that the three men have lodged a report at the Namaka  Station.

Naisoro says the three men claim they have given large sums of money to four people and in return, they were promised work permit visas in Fiji.

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Police say they currently have four suspects on their radar.

Speaking to FBC News on behalf of the group, Lal Chand says that since arriving in Fiji in April this year, they are yet to receive their promised work permit visas.

Chand claims that before leaving Bangladesh they had to pay $FJD15,000 each to the agent who was arranging the work permit.

He says they came to Fiji to work as heavy machine operators.

Chand also claims that they were promised free accommodation, meals and salary around $FJD1,000 each.

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