Immigration police yesterday arrested five Nigerians for living and working illegally in the country.
Lieutenant General Ouk Hiesela, director of investigations at the Interior Ministry’s general department of immigration, said four were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district while another was apprehended in Kandal province’s Takhmao town.
He said his officers found that four of them did not have passports or travel documents to work or stay in Cambodia. The fifth had a passport, but with a visa that expired five months ago.
“They all are being questioned by immigration police forces at the department,” Lt Gen Hiesela said, adding they would be deported as soon as they have the money to buy air tickets home.
On Monday, three other Nigerian men were arrested in Phnom Penh for staying in the country illegally and are now being detained at the department awaiting deportation.