Human Smuggling Rackets: Task Force will not rest

New developments of human smuggling into Papua New Guineahave been emerging since EMTV News first reported on this issue three weeks ago.

Yesterday,the last three of five Bengladesh and two Nepal nationals who have been arrested were deported back totheir country.

A Beangladesh man who was found ill and lying onthe floor ofthe housethey were renting wore his best clthes, sat up-right and was all smiles, and said he will never return to Papua New Guinea

However, anther Beangladesh said he will return because he had evidence  that legal processes were followed to come intothe country and start up small businesses.

Betthe immigration task force team is adamant that this discovery is a lead up to many human smuggling rackets throughoutthe country.

Last Friday, nine Nepalese men were arrested on arrival atthe Jackson’sInternational Airport and are currently in Beroko Police Station. They had illegal documents in possession.

The task force teams saidthese men hadtheir documents processed at New Delhi,India before enteringthe country.

On hearing oftheir situation,the Nepalese Embassy in Australia called oPNG authorities to releasethem.

The Task force team advisedthem thatthe nine men have been denlied entry intothe country and have been detained atthe Beroko Police station.

Following EMTV’s news coverage on Friday, two Nepalese nationals residing in Port Moresby fronted up atthe police station. They will assistthe task force team interpret for these nine men.

The task force team is now investigatingthe agents in Port Moresby. They saythey will not rest untilthese rackets are discovered.

Meantime,the Foreign Affairs and Labor Ministrieshave assured us of a formal response tothe whole issue this week.

Bernadette Efi, National EMTV News

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