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Foreigners jailed, fined for immigration offences

Courts fined and imprisoned five foreign nationals for immigration violations, said the Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) in a statement yesterday.

According to the department, 64-year-old Filipino Madon Jailani Marrok was sentenced to nine months in prison and a BND800 fine in lieu of whipping for overstaying after his immigration pass had expired.

He had his prison sentence extended to 10 months after he failed to pay the fine.

The case was heard before Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman and conducted by INRD prosecutor Hadiyatul Majeedah binti Usin.

The case was a follow-up to integrated operations between the Fisheries Department, the INRD and the Royal Customs and Excise Department on several fishing vessels and a house in Mukim Serasa.

Meanwhile, Sujatmiko, a 50-year-old Indonesian man, was sentenced to five months in prison and a fine of BND800 in lieu of whipping for overstaying.

He had his prison sentence extended to six months after failing to pay the fine.

Two Indonesians, Syahrul Efendi, 40, and Sunardi, 27, were sentenced to two years’ jail and three whippings for conspiring to help Sujatmiko leave the country.

The case was a result from an operation conducted at a business premise in Mukim Serasa, and was prosecuted by INRD prosecutor Haminah binti Haji Salleh before Magistrate Sharifah Nur Baqiyah binti Malai Shahran.

In another case, Shavukathali Kaboor Sahib, a 60-year-old Indian national, was sentenced to six months in prison for overstaying.

The case was a result of an operation targeting a stall in Mukim Kilanas, and was prosecuted by INRD prosecutor Mohammad Zul Azri bin Haji Ranee before Magistrate Abdul ‘Azim bin Othman. – Azlan Othman

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