Interpol-listed fugitive arrested in Bali to be deported soon
The Jakarta Post
Chinese citizen Cheng Liang, 34, an Interpol-listed fugitive arrested in Bali on Thursday, will be deported soon, an immigration official has said.
Ngurah Rai International Airport immigration chief Ari Budijanto said his office was coordinating with security authorities in China to discuss the deportation plan.
“He will be deported soon and handed over to Chinese police authorities,” he said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday. The details for the handover process were still being discussed, he added.
Immigration authorities in Denpasar arrested Cheng at around 2:30 a.m. local time on Thursday. His arrival in Bali was reportedly anticipated by authorities.
Cheng, who is on Interpol’s red list because of alleged fraud, reportedly faces a life sentence in his country.
Cheng is currently being detained at the Bali Police’s detention facility. He was transferred there after attempting suicide in his cell at the Immigration Office’s detention facility. He tried to kill himself by puncturing his veins with a plastic object, officials said.
After the suicide attempt, Cheng was found lying on the floor in his cell during a cell check. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Budijanto said Cheng was probably suffering from feelings of depression. (mrc/ebf)
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