Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun - Ermera District Police have detained 18 Indonesian nationals composed of 12 women and 6 men as they infiltratde the country illegally.
A detainee, Judita Pereira, has said that they infiltrated illegally by using a small boat and intended to visit their families and to pick coffee in Ermera.
“We come here by usinga small boat and we all come together. We are here to visit our families and to pick coffee but we are detained by the police due to we have no legal documents,” Pereira said.
She added that she wanted to come back to Timor-Leste because Timor-Leste is her birth place or her origin.