Man arrested for illegal visa trading
The Criminal Investigation Department in Qatar has arrested an expatriate on charges of trading illegal visas issued under bogus companies, the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.
A laptop computer was found in his possession, in addition to 13 ATM cards and 4 personal IDs.
During the investigation of the accused, he confessed to what was attributed to him, and accordingly, he along with seizure material was referred to the judicial authorities to complete the procedures in this regard.
The Ministry of Interior said earlier that the punishment for illegal visa trading is imprisonment up to three years maximum and/or a fine up to QR50,000 for the first time and QR100,000 in case of repetition.
Authorities called upon the public to not deal with promoters of such visas in order to avoid accountability and to abide by the laws and procedures.