By Goth Mohamed Goth
Captain Harun Said Ali, commanding officer in charge of Somaliland coastal guards based in Selel region the country’s western coast has revealed the apprehensions of illegal immigrants from neighboring countries as they were about to board boats in Lawyo – Addo destined for the middle east.
The coastal guard’s officer said, “Somaliland coastal guards units on routine patrol came across four illegal immigrants and a Somaliland citizen trying to board a boat in an isolated beach near Lawyo – Addo situated in the country western coast.
“On the 7th of this month, coastal guards units caught would be illegal immigrants, four women from neighboring Somalia and a middle aged man of Somaliland origin as they were about to board boat in a beach in Lawyo –Addo and we also managed to confiscated $ 1200 the money which he took from the illegal immigrants from the man who we suspect of being engaged in human trafficking business, ,” he said.
The coastal guard’s captain went on to say, “Our officer later transferred the illegal immigrants and the suspected human trafficker to regional police headquarters in the town of Saylac for further investigations …
Captain Harun added, “This is the third time in five months that we have being able to apprehend illegal immigrants who had entered the country illegally from neighboring countries with intentions of boarding boats headed to countries in the Middle East.
Lastly the Selel coastal guards chief said, “Somaliland coastal guards have in the past two months increased the number of Patrols in the western coast.