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Illegal Nigerian immigrants arrested

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Two Nigerian nationals were yesterday arrested by immigration police for living and working illegally in the country.

Lieutenant General Uk Hiesela, director of investigations at the Interior Ministry’s general department of immigration, said the men were apprehended in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, where they were living in a rented house.

He said his officers found that the Nigerians did not have passports or travel documents to work or stay in Cambodia.

“They are being questioned by immigration police forces at the immigration department,” Lt Gen Hiesela said, adding they would be deported as soon as they have the money to buy air tickets home.

In August, eight Nigerians were arrested in Phnom Penh and Kandal province and deported.

According to a report from the Interior Ministry’s Immigration Department, 3,509 illegal immigrants were deported and barred from returning.

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