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Vietnamese Migrants Arrested, Deported

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Illegal Vietnamese migrants preparing to be deported from the Kingdom on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Immigration Police)

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Cambodia’s immigration police arrested eight illegal Vietnamese migrants and deported 10 other Vietnamese nationals from the Kingdom on Wednesday.

Major General Uk Heisela, chief investigator at the Ministry of Interior’s Immigration Department, told Khmer Times, “Wednesday morning, we expelled 10 Vietnamese nationals. After we questioned those people at the Immigration General Department in Phnom Penh, we found they didn’t have any documents and passports.” 

General Heisela said that those illegal Vietnamese migrants were deported through the Bavet international border checkpoint in Svay Rieng province. All deportees were put on a permanent no-entry list. “We needed a police truck to bring those Vietnamese nationals back, accompanied by two siren cars in the front and back.”

“At that time this afternoon, we also arrested eight other illegal Vietnamese nationals inside a Karaoke Bar in Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Now our immigration police are questioning them at the Immigration Department,” General Heisela said. “If we question and check if they do not have a passport, we will put them on a permanent no-entry list and deport them from the Kingdom.”
Since April 2014, Cambodian immigration police have deported over 1,700 Vietnamese nationals.

Eight illegal Vietnamese migrants were arrested at a Karaoke Bar in Daun Penh district on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Immigration Police) 

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