Immigration Office of Tanjung Balai Karimun, Karimun Regency, Riau Islands Province arrested three Liberian for not pocketing passport on Wednesday (9/2).
Head of Immigration Office of Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tjutju Purnama, his office said, the three Liberian nationals were arrested in the village of Pangke, Kecamatan Meral at the home of a villager named Muslim.
''Three Liberian citizens were arrested for not pocketing identity or a valid passport,''he said.
All three of each Nyema Sie Collins, Bamekee P Toure, and M. Sekou Sheriff.
''Currently they are still we check and deposited it in the home detention before the Immigration Karimun returned to Jakarta,''he said.
Section Head of the Immigration Control and Repression Irwanto Suhaili explained, catching all three originated from the intelligence information that says there are three strangers in one house Pangke Village residents.
''That information was then we follow up and it was true. The three of us bring to the office at around 11:30 pm,''he said.
He explained that three citizens of Liberia was admitted came from Jakarta and is located in Tanjung Balai Karimun since four days ago.
''Our notion they enter through the ports of the people (mouse port) with a route Selatpanjang, Pekanbaru, Riau Province then boarded the ship people to Karimun,''he said.
The information obtained, he added, they come to Karimun to play ball on one of club football.
''Truth this information will we explore further. Because it can be their goal is not that,''he said.
When arrested, continued Irwanto, all three can not know the identity, except a copy of a passport in the name of Nyema Sie Collins and international driving licenses on behalf of Sekou M Sheriff.
''Based on Article 37 of Law No. 9 / 1992 on Immigration, every foreign citizen must carry a valid identity. Even if they have it but do not take on the go, they are still wrong because the passport must be brought anywhere,''he said.
He added that the arrival of all three motifs are still studying and will examine several witnesses, including Muslims, where all three stayed over in Karimun.
''The arrest of three citizens of Liberia is the first in 2011. While last year's nil,''he added.(source: kepri.antaranews.com)