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43 SL illegal immigrants nabbed in Java

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Police detained more than 100 illegal immigrant including 43 Sri Lankas in Cianjur, West Java, on the highway leading to southern coast of Java on Thursday, media reports said.

The illegals had used a truck and five minibuses and were stopped after police officers noticed cars with suspicious foreign passengers, the authorities said.

Seperately 43 more illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka were nabbed on the Sindangbarang highway in South Cianjur.

The immigrants used a road via South Cianjur to the southern coast of Java from which they planned to cross to their final destination -Australia`s Christmas Island- police said.

Police added the immigrants would to be handed over to immigration authorities in Sukabumi. (Source: Antara)

  Comments - 2

  • Rohith Friday, 14 June 2013 07:30 AM

    Less than 100 days to go for the new government to take over in Canberra. Tony Abbot is a tough right wing politician. He has said he will send back all those who arrive in Australia illegally back to where they came from. He has widespread support among Australians including many Sri Lankans here who agree 100%.

    Peter Friday, 14 June 2013 08:53 AM

    im a sri lankan married to an indonesian woman. i feel shamed when i see news like this online. we are losing our respect abroad because of people like this . sri lanka is a country with better standards than some part of indonesia. the genuine businessmen and genuine visitors to indonesia will get effected by this. indonesian immigration officers like to play with genuine sri lankan visitors showing this as a reason. they have put sri lanka in red list because of these illegal immigrants, someone should catch these people smugglers very soon. people smugglers and illegal immigrants are destroying our countries name all around the world


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