At least 41 illegal immigrants Rohingya rasis from Myanmar who want to cross over to the Island Christmast Australia with using fishing boats to seek asylum , Wednesday ( 18/9 ) ,they are secured Garut Police rescrime ranks . After being evaluated in Mapolres Garut , they were taken to immigration offices Tasikmalaya .
Of dozens of illegal immigrants , 12 of whom were arrested at the SPBU (fuel pump)Cihuni in Kp . Sukaasih , Gandamekar village , district of Kadungora , Wednesday ( 18/9 ) at 1:20 pm . They consist of 6 adult males , three boys and three girls .
Garut Police Chief , Commissioner Arif Rachman , said , in addition to securing the immigrants , Garut police rescrime also secured a Suzuki APV cars nopol B 1184 BZC which is carrying immigrants as evidence . Based on the results of the investigation while , the immigrants departed from Bogor .
” The arrest came from a report that says there are a number of people of foreign citizens who rest at the pump . Receiving the report, the police officer on duty Kadungora directly to the location . After reviewing, they are undocumented immigration , “he explained .
In addition to the Kadungora , the immigrants were also arrested in the district of Cibalong . They are arrested Satpolair Garut police rescrime officer . The immigrants were then secured in Mapolres Garut .
” We are prioritizing humanity . They are still treated well before handling the Immigration office Tasikmalaya and organizations handling immigration . Currently , they has been seen themselves already taken to Tasikmalaya , “ he said .
Police are also still deepening witnesses , the driver who brought the immigrants to collect data and facts . Furthermore , the immigration office will keep track of where they came from .
An immigrant , Layla ( 40 ) said they had lived in Bogor for eight months so it is quite fluent in Bahasa Indonesia . They fled from Myanmar due to feeling unsafe .
” We evacuated to a number of countries because it does not have a place to stay . Finally we arrived in Indonesia . Our home country is very unsafe and we could be killed at any time , “ he said .
Because of this , he remains determined to travel to Australia in their home country because they do not get recognition . In fact almost all of his family were killed in a conflict with other Myanmar nationals .
continue to occur
Arrests of illegal immigrants is not the first time . This year at least 200 illegal immigrants secured in the military and police the area Garut .
Even in May , police found the bodies of male immigrants aged about 80 years he was buried on the south coast , exactly in the forest preservation area Sancang , Cibalong .
The immigrant smuggling allegedly is involving police officers . Last August two police personnel Garut sanctioned transfer of duties allegedly for engaging to passed illegal immigrants .