Archipelago

35 Illegal migrants arrested
in Garut

Thirty-five illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries were arrested by the Water Police in Garut waters, West Java, on Thursday. Garut Water Police head Adj. Comr. Asep Suherli said that the immigrants — seven women, 13 men and 15 children — were arrested at around 3 a.m.

“The immigrants had no legal documents, and were detained at Santolo Beach for further investigation,” he said here on Thursday. He also said some illegal immigrants managed to escape and were headed for Australia.

After initial investigations at Santolo Beach, the detained immigrants will be handed over to the immigration office.

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