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Lusa (File photo) / The IGT has warned of the existence of many similar impostors throughout the country.
Two men, one a disgraced former police officer, have been detained in Maputo for posing as labour inspectors and demanding bribes from companies in the capital, according to the Mozambican Labour Inspectorate (IGT).
In a statement sent to Lusa, the IGT said that the two men, aged 32 and 59, had false credentials which they presented at commercial and industrial units, demanding payment of bribes in exchange for the annulment of fines for alleged labour infractions.
“They invented fines and then negotiated for their annulment in exchange for money, never accepting bank deposits into official state accounts or presenting the usual documentation of accredited inspectors,” the press release said.
The duo targeted commercial establishments with foreign workers, and demanded bribes in exchange for suspending proceedings for alleged illegality in the hiring of expatriates.
The two men are indicted for fraud and document forgery. The IGT has warned of the existence of many similar impostors throughout the country.Source: Lusa