Somalia: Puntland to deport 53 Ethiopian Illegal Immigrants

Published: April 16, 2014

Somalia: Puntland to deport 53 Ethiopian Immigrants

A court in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland has on Wednesday ruled the deportation of more than 50 illegal Ethiopian immigrants who were en route to Yemen.

Nugal Court judge, Mohamed Nur told Journalists that the court reached the decision for their safety and will be returned to their homes soon in order to reunite with their families.

The 53 immigrants were arrested by Puntland security forces as they boarded trucks heading to Puntland coastal town of Bosaso, where they were expected to be smuggled by boats to cross the Gulf of Aden and reach Yemen.

Most of them continue their journey until Saudi Arabia, in search for good job opportunities.

Every year, Tens of thousands of African migrants risk their lives to try and enter Yemen on unseaworthy boats in search for a better life.

Puntland’s new administration had earlier vowed to combat human trafficking.

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