Two businessmen are arrested in Alicante for labor exploitation of migrants peeling onions for 16 hours without a break

Two people have been arrested in Callosa del Segura (Alicante) accused of exploiting 16 migrants, 9 of them in an irregular situation, forcing them to clean and peel onions from six in the morning to ten at night without any rest, nor to eat.

sources of the National Police They have reported this Friday that the two arrested are a man and a woman, who employed more than fifteen workers of foreign origin during long shifts of more than 16 hours a day, who were paid five cents per kilo of cleaned onions, having to reach a hundred to receive only 10 euros.

Also in Alicante, the owner of a car wash has been arrested for exploiting his workers

Another investigation has also been carried out in Alicante, in which another businessman has been arrested, unrelated to the Callosa del Segura company.

In this case, the detainee had a car wash and forced his employees to work tirelessly, from Monday to Sunday for 140 euros a week. In addition, if they fell ill and could not go to their post, the arrested person did not pay them.

According to the National Police, those arrested had several people in their companies in working conditions far from complying with the law and abusing their precarious situation as immigrants. Many of them did not even speak the language and were unaware of their rights. They had no employment contract, no accident insurance, no work or residence permit.

The three arrested businessmen, aged 32, 46 and 54, are accused of crimes against the rights of workers, favoring illegal immigration and labor trafficking.

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