TNI and Immigration Apprehended Seven Foreigners

TNI and Immigration Apprehended Seven Foreigners

Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:39 WIB

Rokan Hilir  - Military District Command 0321/Rokan Hilir and Bagansiapiapi Immigration Office, Rohil Regency, Riau, apprehended seven foreigners about to depart to Malaysia.

“The seven foreigners were nabbed on Saturday (17/3) at 17.14 (Local Time) in Gang Makmur, Parit Aman Village, Kecamatan Bangko, Rohil Regency,” said Military District Commander 0321/Rohil, Lt.-Col. Inf. Didik Efendi, through intelligence section officer, Capt. Inf. Rosman Sembiring, in Bagansiapiapi on Sunday.

Rosman said that previously on Saturday (17/3) at 14.00 (Local Time), he got information that seven foreigners were arrived in Gang Makmur, Parit Aman Village, Bangko District, and would depart to Malaysia by sea.

Getting the information, some personnel of Military District Command 0321/Rohil, led by Military Rayon Commander 01/Bangko, Maj. Inf. Edi Yanto, and officers from Bagansiapiapi Immigration Office immediately checked the scene and successfully apprehended those seven foreigners.

“Furthermore, the seven foreigners were detained in Bagansiapiapi Immigration Office for further action,” said Rosman Sembiring.

The seven foreigners were Rahman alias Md Kholilur from Bangladesh, Sheikh alias Hassan from Bangladesh, Alam alias Md Shah from Bangladesh, Jayapalan alias Manase from Sri Lanka, Anas from Bangladesh, Kumar from India and Kabir Ahmed Bin Jamil Ahmed, a Myanmar citizen whose status was a holder of United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR) card.

The Head of Bagansiapiapi Immigration Office, Junaidi, accompanied by Head of Immigration Supervision and Enforcement Section, Syaiful, said that from the preliminary investigation into Kabir Ahmed Bin Jamil Ahmed from Myanmar, it was estimated that he desperately bought his wife and child to Malaysia for a decent livelihood.

“Some of those foreigners have passport and valid stay permit. Thus, we have to be careful in treating them, because their entry to Indonesia is proper, even one of them has UNHCR card,” he said.

He explained, for example, the man named Manase from Sri Lanka has a valid passport and came on 14 March 2018 by using free visit-visa. Likewise, Sheikh Hassan and Alam came on 9 March 2018.

However, Rahman alias Md Kholilur had overstayed his permit since 6 November 2017, likewise, Kumar who had overstayed his permit for about two months.

“It is clear that these two foreigners violated immigration regulation due to overstayed permit, but we are still looking deeper into this case,” said Junaidi.

He predicted that based on series of investigation, those foreigners will cross to Malaysia looking for a decent livelihood. Easy access of waterways through Bagansiapiapi or Sinaboi, Rohil Regency, allowed them to cross to the neighbouring country.

He explained that regarding the immigration regulation, the foreigners were potentially charged with deportation and prohibited entry. Meanwhile, for the holder of UNHCR card, immigration will coordinate further with related authority.


Correspondent: Asripilyadi
Editor: Ruslan Burhani

Translated by: Yessy Successly

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