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Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 6 September 2004

3 foreigners netted in raids

By Lyna Mohamad


A foreigner being questioned by Immigration officers. Photos: M K Anwar

Immigration officers in Kg Ayer.
From the total of 22 foreigners detained in the recent series of raid operations carried out by Immigration Enforcement officers, Ops Buru 49, three were found in violation of the Immigration Act when they were brought back to the Enforcement Section last Saturday.

A Filipino lady, Edna Abdul Rahman Aminula, was compounded $200 after law enforcers found that her visit pass had expired on August 17, while a 37-year-old Indonesian man, Hariyanto, was compounded $100 after failing to renew his special pass issued by the Enforcement Section.

Meanwhile, another Indonesian man, Susianto, 30, who was found to have overstayed in the country after his work-pass expired on April 1, 2002, was brought to court last Saturday. Susianto was charged under Section 15 (1) of the Immigration Act and was sentenced to 6 months jail and 3 strokes of the cane.

The raids were part of the Immigration Department's ongoing series of operations. They were also held in conjunction with current celebrations to ensure that there were no Immigration Act violators during this festive period.

Senior Chief Immigration Officer, Tuan Jumat Hj Burut, gave a stern warning to employers who employed illegal foreigners to work at their stalls during the current festive seasons or at any time and reminded them that the enforcement team will continuously carry out raid operations and if they continued to ignore the warnings, they would be severely penalised.

The senior law enforcer added that he and his enforcement team will continuously conduct raid operations to curb any illegal immigration activities carried out and tracking down those who try to escape law enforcers.

On behalf of the department, he again extended their appreciation to the many tip-offs given by public members and hoped such cooperation will continuously be extended to them in order to curb illegal immigration activities in the Sultanate. The public can reach the department at 2383555 or 2383777.

Copyright 2004 Brunei Press Sdn Bhd.




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