12 November 2011
Immigration Police search for Chinese
East Timor Legal News 12 Nov 2011 Source: Suara Timor Lorosae 9 Nov 2011 - The Timorese Immigration Police has held an inspectionof Chinese shops in the capital of Dili searching for Chinese who misuse their travel documents, such as passports and visas.
The inspection was held after the Deputy Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres called for the police to control foreign nationals who misuse their visas in the country.
Immigration Police officer, Gregorio Pinto, said during the inspection they found Chinese, Pilipinos and Indonesians, but most of them had been given working visas.
"We only detained few foreign nationals who misused their visa. We are investigating the case based on the immigration law," he said.