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Four Illegal Foreigners Caught in Lae by PNG Immigration Office

By Julie Badui Owa – EMTV News, Lae

Four employees of a foreign-owned company in Lae trading as Sany Food Limited that produces drinks, were released on bail at K700 each last week Friday, after being remanded at Buimo Jail for two nights.

They were caught by the officers of PNG Immigration Office in Lae and the CID from the National Crimes Intelligence Unit (NCIU).

The men were arrested and charged for breaching the immigration laws.

They will appear at the Lae District Court for hearing on the 21st of this month.

The Lae Police arrested these men on four separate charges for illegally entering the country.

They were charged for entry into the country without a valid permit or VISA, false information on their entry permit and were in possession of an entry permit without lawful authority.

One of the four men, Li Yudong, has one extra charge for making a false declaration as a student in order to obtain an entry permit.

The four originally from Fujian, a Province of the Republic of China, were employed with the Sany Limited company, a foreign-owned factory in Lae that produces Lipo Juice, purified water, ice pop, and popcorn.

On Monday, 30th of July, Lae’s NCIU police were assisted by PNG Immigration to the factory located near the Bumbu River in Lae and conducted a spot check on the migration status of the defendant, Deming Fang, with his three colleagues.

The Immigration and police officers found out that the four men have no original passports and work permits.

The four men will appear at the Lae District court on Tuesday, 21st of August.

They are currently on bail and were advised by the committal court to remain in the province or country until their matters are finalized.

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