Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) - The Immigration Office in Bali deported a Turkish citizen after he completed his prison sentence in cases involving automated teller machine (ATM) burglary and marijuana possession.

The Turkish national, identified by the initials AOA, was detained temporarily at a detention center after he left prison in early September 2023, head of the Denpasar Immigration Detention Center, Babay Baenullah, informed on Tuesday.

AOA, who came to Indonesia in 2016, was detained at the Denpasar Detention Center for 25 days. The Denpasar Immigration could not immediately deport AOA because the office needed to prepare his return ticket to Turkey, he explained.

Data from the Bali Provincial Law and Human Rights Service showed that AOA was sentenced to seven years and six months' imprisonment for his involvement in narcotics and ATM burglary cases.

Baenullah said that AOA, who was sent to Bangli prison, was charged under Law Number 35 of 2009 concerning Narcotics and Law Number 11 of 2008 concerning Electronic Information and Transactions.

According to Article 102 of Law Number 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration, not only deportation, but a deterrence can also be applied on AOA for a maximum of six months, which can be extended for a maximum of six months at a time.

Additionally, a lifetime ban can be imposed on foreigners who are considered to disturb security and public order.

"Decisions on further deterrence will be made by the Directorate General of Immigration by considering all the cases," Baenullah informed.

Based on the records of the Bali Provincial Law and Human Rights Service, as many as 227 foreigners were deported from Bali in the January to September 20, 2023, period.

Meanwhile, in 2022, at least 188 foreigners were deported from Bali.

Foreigners can face sanctions for violating residence permits, committing criminal acts, and violating legal norms and rules in Indonesia, among other things.

Related news: Denpasar Immigration deports two Russian citizens
Related news: Bali immigration detains Pakistani citizen for illegal entry: Official
Related news: Bali Immigration arrests Interpol fugitive from Russia: Official

Translator: Dewa Ketut S W, Resinta S
Editor: Azis Kurmala
Copyright © ANTARA 2023