The two French citizens, identified as Frank Jean Piere Escudie and Basile Marie Longchamp, violated their visa to make a documentary film under the project "The Explorers" in several places in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua, Head of the Tembagapura Immigration Office Jesaja Samuel Enock said here on Friday.
"Based on the results of the interrogation, the two French nationals used visit visas to make a documentary film on nature, culture, and other attractions in Papua, without holding necessary permits from the authorized agencies," he stated.
They were deported to their country by Garuda Indonesia flight from Mozes Kilangin Airport in Timika en route to Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten province on Friday evening.
They would be flown to their country on Friday night or early on Saturday, he noted. (*)