Immigration enforcement officers nabbed two foreign workers for immigration-related offences in Mukim Serasa and Mukim Mentiri.
In an operation in Mukim Serasa on Sunday, codenamed Ops Tumpas, a foreign worker doing automotive work was caught for violating Regulation 15 (3), Chapter 17 of the Immigration Regulations.
His employer was asked to report to the Immigration Enforcement Division at the Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) for further investigation.
In an operation at an industrial area in Mukim Mentiri on January 10, a foreign worker was also caught for a similar offence as well as running away from his employer. INRD reminded the public that they will conduct operations, arrest, investigate and take legal action against any person who is illegal in accordance with the allocated jurisdiction. For foreign nationals committing offences, action will be taken. If convicted, they will be brought to court, imprisoned and deported with their names blacklisted.
The operation also enforces the Immigration Act and Regulations and the Passport Act and Regulations and to ensure that they are closely observed while tracking down immigration offenders.
It is also to enforce the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Order 2019 and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Order 2019 and activities contrary to the laws and regulations of the Sultanate.
The public can relay information related on immigration offences to the INRD via its hotline at 8734888 and 8753888. Information and informants’ names will be kept confidential.