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Sharjah:The Sharjah Police recently arrested 36 maids who had allegedly absconded from their sponsors from a traditional Arab house.
They include 33 Ethiopians, one Indian, one Sri Lankan and one Indonesian. It was found out that they had been using the traditional house as their hideout after running away from their sponsors.
The Criminal Investigation Department received a notification about the house that seemed to be illegally sheltering a huge number of domestic helpers. Investigation by the police confirmed that the maids were absconders and their sponsors had reported them missing.
After completing all legal procedures, the house was raided and the maids were arrested for allegedly flouting the residency rules.
The maids are currently detained and will be referred to the Public Prosecution.
The police have urged community members to play an active role and immediately report to the police in case they witness or doubt the behaviour or appearance of any person who seems to be illegally staying in the country or committing any illegal activity.