The government occasionally raids farms that have been accused of keeping workers under these conditions. Inspectors protected by heavily armed policemen storm the properties without notice. If confirmed, the workers are freed; their wages are calculated and paid by the farmers, who will then face the law.
But impunity and corruption has made several cases of slavery never be brought to justice at all, powerful businessmen and politicians still benefit from it and thousands of poor workers are being deprived of their basic rights. Their families never know their whereabouts and they spend their lives locked in cycles of debt-bondage and misery.