ILLEGAL CHINESE CHARGED IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, Mar. 15) – Two Chinese nationals have been found to be residing illegally in Wewak, in Papua New Guinea’s East Sepik province.

The man and woman are Mr Xie Xiaoyi, 40, and Ms Jenny Chan, 24, both of Huching in the Fujian province of mainland China.

Wewak police raided a shop called Epe Trading near the Caltex Shell Service Station at Kreer and found the two Chinese hiding in the shop, which is owned by a Southern Highlands businessman who is a long-time resident in Wewak. The pair did not have any passports or immigration papers on them.

They have been charged for illegally entering and residing in PNG.

Provincial police commander Leo Kabilo yesterday said the couple appeared to have fled to Wewak from Port Moresby and urged immigration officers to assist in establishing how the two entered PNG.

Two months ago, a Russian was also arrested in Wewak after he illegally entered PNG through the PNG-Indonesian border in West Sepik province.

The man is now serving a five-month jail term.

March 16, 2005

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