October 30, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Office of Attorney General filed charges of Labor Trafficking in the First Degree and People Trafficking against a Bangladeshi national MD Jahangir Miah on October 27, 2017.
According to police affidavit, on October 16 and 17, two Bangladeshi nationals, Abdul Momin and Mohammad Abdul Hadi walked into police station to report on their recruiter MD Jahangir Miah.
Momin and Hadi reported that their recruiter promised them free housing, free food, free electricity and lots of opportunities to make money. It was also reported that Momin gave Miah $10,000 USD while Hadi gave him $6,000 USD and that they have not been paid after working for two months.
Defendant MD Jahangir Miah was arrested and held in custody. His bail is set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 surety bond.
Labor Trafficking in the First Degree is a Class A Felony punishable by 1-25 years imprisonment and an optional fine of up to $50,000. People Trafficking is also a Felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 25 five years or a fine of not more than $250,000 or both. [/restrict]