1NEWS, At least fifty Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) illegally return to their hometowns via the rat route in North Labuhanbatu Regency (Labura), North Sumatra.
Information was collected on Sunday (17/4/2022), since the beginning of Ramadan 2022, at least three boats carrying dozens of illegal PMIs have docked in the waters of the Labuhanbatu Police jurisdiction.
“During this month of Ramadan, about three times the ship carrying dozens of illegal Indonesian workers returned to their hometown via the rat route in Labura waters, without any raids by the Airud police. They broke or were released, we also don’t know,” said the source when contacting ACCURATE.CO.
On land, dozens of illegal PMIs have been waiting for dump trucks to go to Aek Kanopan City, Labura and transfer transportation there.
“From here (Gulf Pulai Luar Village) colt diesel is transported to the KUPJ station in the block six area before Tanjung Pasir Village, Aek Kanopan heading towards Batubara, Medan and Aceh,” he explained.
He further explained that there were also illegal migrant workers who used the services of local residents who had motorbikes (ojek).
“There are those who want to go to Tanjung Balai, take their motorcycle taxis, trains (motorcycles) from the residents here,” he said.
Separately, the Head of the Labuhanbatu Police, AKBP Anhar, when confirmed, did not know of any boats carrying dozens of illegal PMIs docked in his jurisdiction.
“Thank you, we will look into the information,” he wrote in response to confirmation ACCURATE.CO via electronic message.
Surprisingly, the Head of the Labuhanbatu Polres Water Pol, Iptu P. Sitinjak when contacted ACCURATE.CO also did not know that there were boats carrying dozens of illegal PMIs docked in the waters of their jurisdiction.
“Still checking the truth with Kapos Ledong, sir,” he replied via WhatsApp message.
Previously, it was reported that the ship carrying dozens of people suspected of illegal Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) docked in the waters of Teluk Pulai Dalam Village, North Labuhanbatu District (Labura), North Sumatra.
Information compiled by 1NEWS, Wednesday (13/4/2022) morning, at least fifty illegal PMIs returned to their hometowns via the rat route in the legal area (wilkum) of the Labuhanbatu Police.
“During this fasting month, three times, ships carrying illegal Indonesian migrant workers have docked. From the Pacific warehouse (rat route), the land route has been waiting for a Colt diesel car,” said the source. ACCURATE.CO.
The source asked the competent parties to secure the illegal PMI, considering the Covid-19 pandemic still threatens public safety.
“They are from Malaysia, from abroad. We are afraid that they carry the virus. We ask the government and the police to be responsive in this matter,” he asked.
Separately, the Head of the Labuhanbatu Police, AKBP Anhar, through the Head of the Kualuh Hilir Police, AKP Krisnat Napitupulu, admitted that he was not aware of the existence of dozens of illegal PMIs who had repeatedly passed through the rat route in their jurisdiction.
“If we find it, we will certainly secure it,” Krisnat said via WhatsApp message.
When there was information today, a number of illegal PMIs entered through the rat route in their jurisdiction. Krisnat said he would check and increase supervision.
“We will check, and in the future we will increase supervision,” he said.