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29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:30 pm

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 29 Nigerian men have been arrested in Chom Chao by immigration police and are accused of living and working in Cambodia without valid visas and/or passports.

They have been detained for further questioning and will be deported back to Nigeria if they are unable to provide valid visas and passports.

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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby John Bingham » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:55 pm

That's a lot of guys to get caught up in one swoop. I lived near a building used as a church in 2009 and they did a raid and caught a similar amount, but that might be the biggest raid I've heard of since. I'd guess some do have documentation and will be released once they can show it?
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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby ExPenhMan » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:28 pm

What could 29 Nigerians be doing in a dirt poor country like Cambodia? Hmmm?
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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby John Bingham » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:03 pm

I'm not sure what 29 would be doing, but I can assure you that there are many perfectly decent Nigerians living here and doing legitimate business.
I should have mentioned that the guys I referred to earlier weren't all Nigerian, they were from Ghana, Sierra Leone and other west African countries.
As an aside, the raid resulted in a Vietnamese woman (who was doing watch-out for a totally unrelated nearby card-game)freaking out, jumping off a balcony and falling through my roof, and then getting arrested after bleeding all over my kitchen (and fucking dinner). :hattip:
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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby Raybull » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:14 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:03 pm
I'm not sure what 29 would be doing, but I can assure you that there are many perfectly decent Nigerians living here and doing legitimate business.
Source?
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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:28 pm

Nigerians Arrested in Capital Face Deportation
by Buth Kimsay | March 16, 2017

Immigration police on Wednesday detained 26 Nigerians living in two rented houses in Phnom Penh on suspicion of being in the country illegally, officials said.
The men were arrested in Pur Senchey district’s Choam Chao commune after local residents, believing the foreigners did not have proper documents, reported them to the Interior Ministry’s immigration department, said Uk Heisela, the department’s chief of investigations.

“We arrested people from Nigeria, but we still don’t know how many are legal and how many are illegal,” he said.
However, Sao Sarith, acting commune police chief, said none of the men had proper papers.

The men, some of whom had worked as football coaches or teachers, were detained at the immigration department and held for questioning, Major General Heisela said, adding they would be deported if they were in Cambodia illegally.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nige ... on-126619/
Raybull wrote:
John Bingham wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:03 pm
I'm not sure what 29 would be doing, but I can assure you that there are many perfectly decent Nigerians living here and doing legitimate business.
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Some examples here:

Nigerians in Cambodia - it's tough to remove stereotypes.

Like the other community leaders Post Weekend spoke to, Lahben doesn’t deny that some in the Nigerian community are lawbreakers. They simply don’t want the actions of the few to be seen as representative of the many.
post145046.html?hilit=Nigerian%20community#p145046
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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby Luigi » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:53 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:03 pm
I'm not sure what 29 would be doing, but I can assure you that there are many perfectly decent Nigerians living here and doing legitimate business.
I should have mentioned that the guys I referred to earlier weren't all Nigerian, they were from Ghana, Sierra Leone and other west African countries.
As an aside, the raid resulted in a Vietnamese woman (who was doing watch-out for a totally unrelated nearby card-game)freaking out, jumping off a balcony and falling through my roof, and then getting arrested after bleeding all over my kitchen (and fucking dinner). :hattip:
Certainly the funniest thing I've read this day. The part about the look out falling through the roof. I've had some seriously funny stuff happen in my life but never that.
Was it the rainy season?

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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby Duncan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:18 pm

Looks like this is a yearly event.

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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby John Bingham » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:35 pm

Raybull wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:14 pm
John Bingham wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:03 pm
I'm not sure what 29 would be doing, but I can assure you that there are many perfectly decent Nigerians living here and doing legitimate business.
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Life.
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Re: 29 Nigerians Arrested Near Phnom Penh Airport For Living & Working In Cambodia Illegally

Postby Raybull » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:28 pm

Duncan wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Looks like this is a monthly event.

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FTFY.

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