2 foreigners allegedly impersonating military officers expelled from Bali
Two foreign nationals in Bali were deported from Indonesia for exceeding their visas, with authorities claiming they also committed fraud and gambled online.
“The two foreign nationals were deported because they violated the 2011 immigration law, and we suggested that they be blacklisted,” said Jamaruli Manihuruk, Bali bureau chief for the ministry. of Law and Human Rights, said today.
The foreigners, identified as 30-year-old EOO from Nigeria and 37-year-old SK from Côte d’Ivoire, were arrested by Ubud immigration officials earlier this month. They were held for several weeks at the immigration detention center in Denpasar while awaiting available flights.
The couple are rumored to be posing as military officers and demanding offshore money from other foreign nationals in Bali. In addition, EOO and SK also played online which is illegal in Indonesia.
Authorities say they have found evidence of the couple’s online gambling on their laptops and cellphones.
“We call on the people of Bali to proactively monitor and report any type of [illicit] conduct by foreign nationals or fellow citizens, or post them on social networks, so that we can act strictly, ”Jamaruli said.
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