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Maldives to launch manhunt for illegal immigrants

Ahmed Aiham
31 January 2019, MVT 14:05
Immigration Controller Mohamed Ahmed Hassan. PHOTO: AHMED NISHAATH/MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
31 January 2019, MVT 14:05

Maldives Immigration's Controller Mohamed Ahmed Hassan, on Thursday, stated that an operation to locate illegal immigrants will commence the following week.

During the ceremony held at Gan International Airport to introduce Business VISAs to Addu City, the Immigration Controller claimed that the biggest issue in Maldives is that of illegal expatriates, adding that it was one of the hardest problems to tackle.

Hassan further stated that the operation will be conducted in collaboration with all relevant authorities, including City Councils, Island Councils and Atoll Councils, noting the importance of working together for the development of the nation.

"Without the help of all councils and other stakeholders, it is going to be very difficult to solve the expatriate problem we face", he said.

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