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Foreign gang members face deportation

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Immigration police round up a group of Nigerian men who staying illegally. Rasmei News

Thirty-five Nigerian men and a Vietnamese man have been arrested for working and staying illegally in Cambodia.

Lieutenant General Uk Heisela, investigation chief at the Interior Ministry immigration department, said they were detained on Saturday after immigration police in cooperation with the prosecutor of Phnom Penh Municipal Court raided a rental apartment in Meanchey district.

“They were foreign gang members who entered to hide, work and live illegally in Cambodia,” he said.

After their arrests, police seized passports, phones and other related material from them.

But all their passports and other relevant documents were forged.

They were being temporarily detained for questioning and further investigation at the immigration department police unit near Phnom Penh International Airport.

They will be deported to their countries this week.

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