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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:50 - Updated Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:49

Zaire: Tough punishment to illegal immigration facilitators defended

Mbanza Kongo - The Migration and Foreigners Services (SME) envisaged on Monday in Mbanza Kongo city, northern Zaire province, the imposition of tough measures to Angolan citizens involved in the illegal immigration promotion crime.

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According to the local SME director, Francisco António Paulo, the current sentences applied to Angolan citizens that repeatedly commit this crime have been very light.

Francisco António Paulo , who was addressing the SME reception act of 108 illegal foreigners from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) detained last week by the Border Police in Luvo commune,  said the Ministry of Interior has done everything to combat illegal immigration despite the vulnerability of the fluvial border of the Zaire province linking DRC.

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