13 November 2012

Angola: SME Detains Thirty Seven Congolese Citizens for Illegal Entry

Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN
file photo: A group of illegal migrants

Mbanza Kongo — Some 37 citizens from the DR Congo (DRC) were detained over the last weekend by the Migration and Foreigner Services (SME) in the northern Zaire province, for illegal entrance in the national territory, Angop has learnt.

A note from SME says that the illegal foreign citizens were caught in Mucula locality, when attempting to reach Luanda city, in companion of two Angolans.

"They were on board of a lorry with bags of empty bottles to deceive the migration authorities", says the press note.

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