Indian nationals arrested for possession of immigration documents

2010-12-30 08:16

Ten Indian nationals were arrested in Johannesburg today for being in possession of Department of Home Affairs asylum seeker documents, the department said.

Home Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said the 10 were arrested at a house in Fordsburg in the early hours of the morning during a special operation by the department and police.

A few contraband videos were also found on the premises.

“The 10 men, including the owner of the house and a woman, were taken into custody.

They are being held at Johannesburg Central,” Mamoepa said.

“Investigations indicate this may be a clearing house for illegal immigrants awaiting documents to be issued to them.”
He said the department and police “will not rest until those implicated are brought to book and face the full might of the law”.

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