Indonesia detains Afghan migrants intending for Australia

19:10, June 04, 2010      

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The Indonesian apparatus detained 26 Afghan migrants bound to Australia after their vessel wrecked on eastern Indonesian waters, an Indonesian regional official said on Friday.

Those migrants were arrested by the Indonesian apparatus on Wednesday, after they swam from their broken vessel and landed on the Tenyai beach in Sabu Raijua regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province, Wellem Lukas Rohi, head of the subdistrict area where those migrants had landed, said.

"They pocketed official documents issued by the International Organization on Migrants (IOM) declaring that they are refugees. But their vessel was illegal since it has no single sailing permit. That's why the apparatus detained them," Wellem was quoted by the Antara news agency as saying.

He said those detained migrants included four women, twenty-one men and one 8 month-old baby.

Those migrants are now detained in a ferry seaport compound located in Raijua subdistrict, NTT, Wellem added.

IOM officials have assisted the apparatus in interrogating those migrants due to language hurdle.

With the latest arrest, the Raijua subdistrict in the province saw three migrant arrests this year. They were arrested after they survived sea mishaps.

Indonesia has been a stopover point for illegal migrants intending to go to Australia to seek better life. Teamed up with Australia, the IOM and migrants' origin countries, Indonesia has handled the illegal migrant problem properly. Some of them were repatriated to their countries.

Source: Xinhua

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