Sajjad Hussain, the chief and founder of the retail chain Lime was, according to Dagbladet, arrested by police when he was trying to leave Norway on Saturday. He is accused of trafficking, using forced labour in his business operations.
He denies the charges.
It is not yet known to what extent the charges are related to Lime stores. But e is accused of having paid employees of Lime stores for poor wages, which prosecutors call trafficking. He disputes the charges, lawyer John Christian Elden tells Dagbladet.
This means serious trafficking, Straffelovens § 224, fourth paragraph.
”He was very familiar with the investigation and I asked early last week about the documents and information about the charges”, Elden said.
He is already under investigation from Norwegian tax office for selling black market products and keeping illegal staff.
Lime is a 24/7 express-store chain established in 2012.