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BATAM, Tribune - The widespread entry of foreign nationals from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, is getting the full attention of the Government of Indonesia.

Recently Director of KEPRI's Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Hermansyah, attended a conference in Semarang discussing "People Smuggling". It was discovered that KERPI is one of the main routes used by these smuggling syndicates.

"Batam was highlighted in the meeting. The fact that there are 71 foreigners from various countries in Asia detained by the Immigration Department shows that there are syndicates who take advantage of this business. We suspect these syndicates know the best routes for bringing these foreigners from Malaysia to Indonesia illegally. This is not a casual organization, this network is like a chain, which starts in from Pakistan and continues to Thailand before meeting in Malaysia", explained Director Hermansyah, on Monday (11 / 5).

Hermansyah also added that the important players in these human smuggling syndicates are located in neighboring countries. According to the results of the investigation, people smuggled through these syndicates pay $USD5,000-$USD10,000.

"Our concerns continue, today we are continually monitoring the movement of these syndicates in Batam. We will continue to study them and if caught, the offenders will be subject to the Immigration Act 1992, Article 53-54. The threat of punishment is heavy," said Hermanysah.

In addition, Hermansyah hopes that citizens who become aware of the paths used by these syndicates report suspicious activity to the nearest police station.

"So far, most of these foreigners have set sail from Johor Malaysia, their final goal(after passing through Indonesia) is Christmas Island in Australia," added Herman

Christmas Island has refugee shelters for foreign nationals seeking asylum in Australia.

As for the 71 people who are currently being processed by the the Department of Immigration, they will go through a sorting process. If they have an UNHCR card, the government of Indonesia can only help them to reach their destination country.

"Of course, if the was a criminal act committed, they will be returned to their respective countries. However, so far, economic factors have been their motivation" according to Director Hermansyah.(DED)
Posted by Tribune at 07:12
Original Article HERE
<br /> <img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l5A3bajTDDk/SggzZEMCd7I/AAAAAAAAAWs/6Tt6T4Jnd2w/s200/00000000000000000WNA.jpg" align="right" alt="" /> <br /> BATAM, Tribune - The widespread entry of foreign nationals from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, is getting the full attention of the Government of Indonesia. <br /> <br /> Recently Director of KEPRI's Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Hermansyah, attended a conference in Semarang discussing &quot;People Smuggling&quot;. It was discovered that KERPI is one of the main routes used by these smuggling syndicates.<br /> <br /> &quot;Batam was highlighted in the meeting. The fact that there are 71 foreigners from various countries in Asia detained by the Immigration Department shows that there are syndicates who take advantage of this business. We suspect these syndicates know the best routes for bringing these foreigners from Malaysia to Indonesia illegally. This is not a casual organization, this network is like a chain, which starts in from Pakistan and continues to Thailand before meeting in Malaysia&quot;, explained Director Hermansyah, on Monday (11 / 5).<br /> <br /> Hermansyah also added that the important players in these human smuggling syndicates are located in neighboring countries. According to the results of the investigation, people smuggled through these syndicates pay $USD5,000-$USD10,000.<br /> <br /> &quot;Our concerns continue, today we are continually monitoring the movement of these syndicates in Batam. We will continue to study them and if caught, the offenders will be subject to the Immigration Act 1992, Article 53-54. The threat of punishment is heavy,&quot; said Hermanysah.<br /> <br /> In addition, Hermansyah hopes that citizens who become aware of the paths used by these syndicates report suspicious activity to the nearest police station.<br /> <br /> &quot;So far, most of these foreigners have set sail from Johor Malaysia, their final goal(after passing through Indonesia) is Christmas Island in Australia,&quot; added Herman<br /> <br /> Christmas Island has refugee shelters for foreign nationals seeking asylum in Australia.<br /> <br /> As for the 71 people who are currently being processed by the the Department of Immigration, they will go through a sorting process. If they have an UNHCR card, the government of Indonesia can only help them to reach their destination country.<br /> <br /> &quot;Of course, if the was a criminal act committed, they will be returned to their respective countries. However, so far, economic factors have been their motivation&quot; according to Director Hermansyah.(DED)<br /> Posted by Tribune at 07:12 <br /> Original Article <a href="http://dedytribun.blogspot.com/2009/05/polda-kepri-berburu-sindikat.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a>
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