Banjarnegara: The Central Java immigration authorities has deported as many 104 foreign nationals since early this year over varied immigration violations.
"Most had overstayed their permits, while some had violated immigration permits," Immigration Division Chief of Central Java Provincial Office of Law and Human Rights Ministry Esti Winahyu Nurhandayani noted here on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
According to her, of the total, 14 were subject to immigration law enforcement comprising 13 from the immigration checkpoint of the Semarang Immigration Office and one from the non-immigration checkpoint of the Pemalang Immigration Office.
In the meantime, Chief of the Immigration Checkpoint of the Cilacap Immigration Office Bisri stated that 17 were from the Cilacap Immigration Office.
"Most who had just been set free were foreign convicts since the jurisdiction of the Immigration Checkpoint of the Cilacap Immigration Office covers the Nusakambangan prison island. Hence, most of the deportees were former convicts of the Nusakambangan prison island," he remarked.
Moreover, several foreign workers employed in a few companies in Cilacap were also deported during the January-November 2019 period.
"Cilacap is home to a thermal power plant and Pertamina (oil refinery)," he noted. (Antara)