A licensed immigration advisor is the primary to be arrested as a part of investigations into the exploitation of greater than 140 Indian and Bangladeshi migrants on work visas.
The employees paid between $20,000 and 40,000 for non-existent jobs and had been discovered residing in overcrowded and unsanitary properties in Auckland.
The advisor’s enterprise and residential have been raided by police and Immigration New Zealand.
The individual faces two expenses of offering false data.
The cost carries a most penalty of seven years in jail.
Investigations are underneath means into different individuals linked to the case.
The Immigration Advisors Authority refused to reveal what number of licensed immigration advisors are at the moment being investigated in relation to accredited employer work visa associated fraud.
“We won’t be commenting additional whereas investigations are underway so as to not prejudice or undermine our enquiries,” a spokesperson for the IAA mentioned.