The Department of Immigration and Emigration has revealed that 175 foreigners were deported from the country in 2012, local media reports.
Immigration Controller Mohamed Ali told local media a large proportion of foreigners were deported in relation drugs and sexual offences.
According to Sun Online, the majority of deported sexual offenders were from Thailand, while Bangladeshis committed the majority of other offences out of those deported.
“We deported 175 people by the end of last year. The majority of those were for sexual offences. Also for drug issues, financial fraud and robbery,” Ali said.
Immigration also revealed that roughly 3000 more foreigners had been deported upon their personal request.