Deputy Consul General of Bangladesh in new York, accused of trafficking

Deputy Consul General of Bangladesh in new York Mohammed Islam Scheldule charged with trafficking. About it reports Reuters with reference to the Prosecutor’s office of the new York borough of Queens.

According to Prosecutor Richard brown, the diplomat facilitated the smuggling of the citizen of Bangladesh Mohammed Amin into the United States in the period from 2012 to 2013. Then he took his passport and forced to work for free for him. Periodically, the Deputy Consul General was beaten by his employee.

Islam also threatened Amina deportation and murder of members of his family.

It is noted that the 45-year-old diplomat has limited immunity. His trial is scheduled for the end of June. In case its fault will be proved, Islam faces up to 15 years in prison.

The Consulate General of Bangladesh in new York has not yet commented on the situation.