Police inspections in Hamrun and Qormi uncovered 24 irregular immigration cases.
In a recent operation, the Police, assisted by Detention Services officers, conducted inspections targeting irregular immigration in the areas of Hamrun and Qormi. This initiative aimed to address the growing concern surrounding unauthorised residency in the country.
As a result of these inspections, a total of 24 individuals hailing from several African nations, including Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali, Ivory Coast, Benin, Guinea, Niger, Ethiopia, and Somalia, were discovered living irregularly. Prompt action was taken, and the individuals were relocated to a Detention Center to initiate the necessary procedures for their departure from the country.
Irregular immigration poses various challenges to countries worldwide, including issues related to border control, national security, and social integration. Malta, like many other nations, faces the task of addressing this complex issue in a humane and efficient manner. The recent inspections conducted in Hamrun and Qormi reflect the authorities’ commitment to enforcing immigration laws and ensuring the integrity of their borders.
During the inspections, law enforcement officers identified 24 individuals residing irregularly within the communities. These individuals originated from diverse African countries, highlighting the global nature of migration and the complex web of factors that drive people to seek new opportunities or refuge in foreign lands.
While their specific circumstances may vary, ollowing the discovery of irregular residency, the individuals were promptly transferred to a Detention Center. This facility serves as a temporary holding area while the necessary processes are initiated to address their immigration status. These procedures aim to ensure that those found residing irregularly do not remain in the country.
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