More than 100 Indian fishing boats have been missing for more than a week. Police: They want to smuggle across New Zealand

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 More than 100 Indian fishing boats have been missing for more than a week. Police: They want to smuggle across New Zealand


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Overseas Nets, Jan. 22, local time, 12, a fishing boat with 100 to 200 Indians left the harbor and has been missing since then, leaving behind a large number of clothing and identity documents. On the 22nd, Indian police said after an investigation that these people may want to go to New Zealand.

According to media reports such as Reuters and the New Zealand Herald, two officials involved in the investigation revealed that the fishing boat was carrying people from New Delhi and Tamil Nadu, with an estimated number of people on board between 100 and 200, including women and children. The fishing boat left the port of Manabam in Kerala on 12 th.

Local police found more than 70 bags left behind and about 20 identity cards belonging to Indians who wanted to smuggle into New Zealand. The bags are full of clothes, which indicates that they are going on a long journey, said one police officer. These people and boats are missing in the sea, and many Indian agencies, including the Coast Guard, are trying to find the boat. Police arrested Prab from New Delhi during the investigation. Prab said the ship was destined for New Zealand.

It is reported that for these immigrants who want to reach New Zealand, they need to sail more than 7,000 miles in some of the worlds most turbulent waters, facing many cyclones and storms.

A spokesman for the New Zealand Immigration Service did not comment specifically on the incident, but he warned those who tried to arrive illegally by ship in New Zealand. We are worried about such risky behaviour, and theres one thing we want to say to those who want to do: similar attempts to get to New Zealand will put your life and your family at great risk, and you will most likely drown in the sea. (Overseas Network Zhang Nei)

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Li Xi_N2587