Some 1,350 foreigners deported for violating Indonesia`s laws

Palu, C Sulawesi (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Immigration Directorate General has deported a total of 1,350 foreigners for violating Indonesian laws.

Besides, 129 foreigners were taken to court for breaking the countrys laws, Investigation and Prosecution Director Yurod Saleh of the Justice and Human Rights Ministry, said here on Tuesday.

Chinese nationals comprised the largest number among these foreigners, he added.

Many of them were deported for misusing Indonesia visas. They arrived with tourist visas, but were found working or on business trips in Indonesia.

The Indonesian authorities have intensified supervision following the governments decision to give visa-free facilities to tourists from 169 countries, he stated. (*)