Phnom Penh (FN), April 3 – The Director-General of the Ministry of the Interior's General Department of Immigration, Sok Phal, has ordered all border authorities to arrest and deport any illegal immigrants.

The announcement was made Monday while Gen. Sok Phal was bringing food and supplies to immigration police in Battambang and Pailin.

“We must examine whether the immigrants have proper paperwork, first of all. Second, whether their documents are originally legal,” Sok Phal reiterated.

He also urged the authority in charge to prevent any transnational crimes and illegal immigration,  further ensuring security and order along the borders, particularly during Khmer New Year.

Gen. Sok Phal also encouraged all immigration police to be proactive in their works, and to protect national security by working with relevant authorities of neighboring countries.