175 foreigners deported in 2012: Immigration

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.


Bangladeshi waiter stabbed while delivering food

A Bangladeshi waiter was stabbed with a knife on the island of Hinnavaru in Lhaviyani Atoll whilst delivering food, local media reports.

A council member from Hinnavaru told local media that the victim had worked at “Ibiza” restaurant on the island, and was stabbed while delivering food to a house.

The councillor said that the Bangladeshi man was stabbed in the stomach, and is currently being treated in the island medical centre. His condition is not serious, the councillor said.

Police told local media that a 17-year-old had been taken into custody in relation to the attack.