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153 Indonesian illegals deported via Tawau
Published on: Sunday, June 09, 2024
By: Lagatah Toyos
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153 Indonesian illegals deported via Tawau
Some of the Indonesian illegals deported.
TAWAU: A total of 153 illegal immigrants from Indonesia were deported to their country of origin, here, on Friday.

They were sent home from Pelabuhan Tawau to Pelabuhan Nunukan, Terminal Tunon Taka, Indonesia.

Sabah Immigration Department Director Datuk Sh Sitti Saleha Habib Yussof said the process of deportation involved illegal immigrants aged between 6 and 66, comprising 123 men, 25 women and a child who were sent home using the Purnama Express ferry services.

“The deportation of illegal immigrants is the 10th series for those returning by sea this year. They were detained at the Immigration Detention Depot here for various offences under the Immigration Act 1959/1963 and Immigration Regulations 1963,” she said in a statement, Saturday.

She added that the process of deporting the Indonesian illegal immigrants was carried out with the cooperation of the Indonesian Republic’s Consulate General in Kota Kinabalu and the Indonesian Republic’s Consulate in Tawau.

Sh Sitti Saleha added that the department would continue to carry out enforcement operations to ensure the safety and security of the country.

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