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4 Cambodians to be deported over illegal fishing

  • Apriadi Gunawan
    Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, November 9, 2017 | 03:09 pm
4 Cambodians to be deported over illegal fishing Suspected: Four Cambodian citizens undergo questioning at the Belawan Immigration Office ahead of their deportation. They were arrested by the Navy on Oct.16 over alleged illegal fishing activities in Indonesian waters. (JP/Apriadi Gunawan)

The Belawan Immigration Office said it would deport four Cambodian citizens who were arrested recently by the Navy for alleged illegal fishing activities in the country’s waters.

The office’s immigration surveillance and prosecution division head, Ridha Sahputera, said the deportation of the four Cambodian citizens would be conducted in November. Immigration authorities are coordinating with the Cambodian Embassy in Jakarta to schedule the deportation, he further said.

“We don’t want to hold them here too long. We hope the Cambodian Embassy can understand this so the deportation process can start immediately,” Ridha told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

Personnel of Indonesian warship KRI Karel Satsuit Tubun-356 from the TNI Belawan headquarters arrested the four Cambodian citizens on Oct.16. They were accused of carrying out illegal fishing activities using a Malaysian-flagged vessel in the country’s exclusive economic zone. After interrogating them, the Navy handed over the Cambodians to the immigration office.

Ridha said the immigration office had deported many foreigners, especially from Asian countries, for fishing illegally in Indonesian waters. “We deported three people from Cambodia and Thailand two months ago,” said Ridha. (ebf)

 

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