Chief of the Mimika Immigration Office Jesaja Samuel Enoch remarked on Wednesday that a total of 21 foreign nationals had committed criminal offenses by misusing their stay permits based on the immigration law.
"They were employed as illegal gold miners in Nabire District and were found guilty based on the Nabire district court's Verdict No. 100 – 102/Pid.Sus/2018/PN.Nab, dated December 12, 2018. (Before being deported), they had been sentenced to five months' imprisonment and fined Rp10 million (each)," he noted.
Nine other foreign nationals are still serving jail term and will be deported after their prison term ends, he revealed.
The 12 foreign nationals comprise 11 from China and one from South Korea. They had completed their jail term on March 11, 2019. Reporting by Jeremias Rahadat, Suharto
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