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20 absconded Indonesian migrant workers nabbed in Miaoli County

20 absconded Indonesian migrant workers nabbed in Miaoli County

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) A total of 20 absconded Indonesian migrant workers, 11 men and nine women, were discovered Tuesday in a poorly equipped worker's dormitory in Toufen Township, in northern Taiwan's Miaoli County, police reported later that day.
The Toufen police precinct had received tipoffs since early July about the presence of runaway Indonesian migrant workers in the township and launched an investigation, the Miaoli County Police Department said.
After verifying the presence of the migrant workers in the dilapidated dormitory, the police carried out a raid early Tuesday and detained a van that was about to leave with the 20 Indonesians aboard.
According to a preliminary investigation, the workers were employed by a Taiwanese identified only by his surname Yu, who paid them NT$1,000 (US$31.65) for each day they worked.
They endured poor living conditions in the dormitory, which has only three tiny rooms.
The workers and their employer were turned over to National Immigration Agency officials in Miaoli County pending a further investigation, the police said. (By Kuan Ruei-ping and Romulo Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-19 02:50 GMT+08:00