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    Net tightens around law breakers

    Izah Azahari

    Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) personnel issued compound fines and detained a handful of law breakers during Ops Tumpas targetting various locations over several days.

    On September 7, 11 officers inspecting a food stall operated by foreign nationals at Mukim Kianggeh determined that one worker was on the Runaway Worker from Employee (PLDM) list. The foreigner was hauled to the INRD.

    Another food stall at Mukim Berakas came under scrutiny on September 13. Six foreign workers were inspected, two of whom were detained for violating Chapter 17 of the Immigration Act and Regulations, for working while on a social visit pass, failing to produce valid documents, and overstaying in the country.

    Later in the day, eight Law Enforcement Division officers zoomed in on an antique shop in Mukim Kianggeh. A female foreign worker was detained for failing to produce valid documents and overstaying.

    Violating conditions of an immigration pass is punishable with a BND600 compound fine. The next action is the cancellation of worker pass and deportation from the country. Violators may get blacklisted and no longer be allowed to work in the Sultanate.

    Meanwhile, employers hiring immigration offenders can be fined as much as BND3,000 for each immigration offender.

    Information on related matters can be forwarded to INRD at 8734888 or 8753888.

    Photos show enforcement officials during the operation. PHOTOS: IMMIGRATION AND NATIONAL REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT

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