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August 7, 2020
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Port Moresby Police Nab Two for Fraudulent Visa Deals

Two suspects are in police custody after posing as Immigration and Labour Department officers.

The pair were caught red-handed at Port Moresby’s Vision City after threatening a foreign employee of Kenmok PNG Limited of overstaying his work visa permit.

Undercover police officers caught the two impersonators while they in the process of soliciting cash for visa documents.

According to Mr. Mok, the two public servants pretended to be Immigration and Labour Department officials, and issued deportation threats to Mr. Mok’s employee.

According to police, the two suspects, a man and a woman, are public servants but are not responsible for Work permits and the processing of visas.

Police believe the two have been practicing this for some time.

Documents provided to EMTV News, shows two different payments totalling nearly K2,000 paid in cash to the two suspects. Another final exchange was planned at the Vision City Mall today, but failed when Police and Immigration authorities apprehended the duo.

Police say the duo will be charged after interrogation and will not be released for bail.

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