Spokesman of the Indonesian consulate office in Tawau, Huzaifah Amin, said here on Saturday that the Indonesian problematic workers were deported because they did not have legal document to work in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
Huzaifah is in Nunukan to hand over the deported Indonesian migrant workers to Nunukan immigration office.
He said that before they were deported, the had been confined at temporary detention center in Kota Kinabalu and Tawau for three months until one year.
"All of them were deported because they did not have legal document, not because of other case such as drug or robbery," Huzaifah Amin said.
He said the 93 deported workers arrived in Nunukan district by MV Francis Express at 8 pm on Friday.