Immigration Officers Arrest Three Chinese Nationals for Visa Overstay

Immigration officers in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township arrested three Chinese nationals after finding their documents to be out of date at a roadside checkpoint this week.

The vehicle—which was not licensed—was stopped at the Sadon inspection gate on the Myitkyina-Kambaiti highway on Wednesday. The three individuals were then arrested for overstaying their visas.

“[The driver] reported to us at the gate, but he didn’t report these people,” Ah Si, an officer working for Waingmaw’s immigration department, told KNG. “There were seven people in his car but he showed travel documents for four people,” he said of the driver.

It was only found that additional people were in the car once it was inspected.

The immigration officer added that the driver had lied and said the individuals in question were from Myitkyina.

According to Ah Se, 22 Chinese nationals have been arrested in Kachin State over the last month for allegedly having expired visas or incorrect documents.

Of these, five people were brought into custody along with the manager of the Jinghpaw Nady Company in Aung Myin-2 village in Waingmaw Township on May 12. Forest officials and immigration officers arrested two men in the Nam Wa forest protected area, and a man and a woman in Nyaung Pin village on May 25.

Police officers also brought 10 people in Waingmaw town into custody on May 26 after they had entered the country through the Kambaiti border gate with China.

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