‘25 Bangladeshis deported from Indonesia’

Online Desk | Update: 19:42, Jul 23, 2015

Indonesian authorities on Wednesday deported 25 Bangladeshi immigrants who were rescued in waters off Langkat regency, North Sumatra, in May this year, Jakarta Post said in a report.

They are part of a group of 68 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh rescued off North Sumatra.

The deportation of the Bangladeshis was the first such event since scores of migrants were rescued off Langkat in May.

They were found by fishermen, together with hundreds of Rohingyas as they drifted at sea, Jakarta Post further said.

According to Jakarta Post, the Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants have been housed at the Berastagi Hotel for more than two months.