Wednesday, 18 September 2013

91 Illegal Immigrants from Rohingya Caught

Source beritajakarta, 17 Sept

BERITAJAKARTA.COM — 17/09/2013 22:42:31

As many as 91 illegal immigrants from Rohingya, Myanmar, were secured by Jakarta Police Water Police Directorate. They consist of 73 men, 12 women, and 6 children.

Vice Director of Jakarta Police Water Police Directorate, AKBP Tedi JS Marbun, said those Rohingyans were caught when they were sailing to Australia to look for political asylum.

"They were caught in a position about a mile of west side of Rambut Island on Monday (9/16) night at around 11.30 PM," he stated, Tuesday (9/17).

When caught, Marbun continued, the illegal immigrants were aboard Usaha Baru Motorboat (KM) from fish market at Tanjung Pasir, Tangerang.

"So, the motorboat rented to take the illegal immigrants is also secured. Now, the boat's captain named Palandang (53), who is from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), and two boat crews are being questioned. I think there is a network that often takes immigrants through Christmas Island," he uttered.

It is planned that these 91 illegal immigrants to be handed over to the immigration for further process.

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