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Austria Deports 30 Nigerians Who ‘Overstayed, Entered Illegally, Trafficked Drugs’

Valentine Chinyem

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Thirty Nigerians have been deported by the Austrian authority, for illegally residing in Vienna and Austria.

The deported Nigerians were brought home with a chartered European Union aircraft flight number ZT9651, through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at 7:20am.

A source close to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) told SAHARA Reporters, that most of the deportees overstayed in their visas; some entered Vienna and Austria through illegal routes, while some were invloved in drug trafficking amongst other crimes.

Officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Police and the Aviation Security (AVSEC) received the deportees after their profiling by immigration officials at the airport.

Deportees with criminal offences were handed over to the police, while those with drug related offences were handed over to the NDLEA.

Meanwhile, those with civil offences were allowed to leave and go home.

More so, another set of deportees are scheduled to returned from five European countries anytime from next week.

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