Illegal immigrants held in Indonesia

September 11, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – South Jambi police arrested nine undocumented immigrants at Sultan Thaha Airport in Jambi City early Tuesday (September 10th), local media reported.

"Two of the nine were children," South Jambi Police chief Dudi Novery said, adding that the children and four adults are from Afghanistan. The other three are from Pakistan, The Jakarta Post reported.

Dudi said four of the immigrants had passports but the others lacked any legal documents. None had permits to enter Indonesia, reported.

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