Over 160,000 immigrants live in Cambodia: police

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Added On August 20, 2016

 PHNOM PENH, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 160,872 immigrants in about 46,516 families have been living in Cambodia, according to a report of the National Police website on Saturday.

 

"Of the figures, more than 95 percent of them are Vietnamese," said Gen. Sok Phal, chief of the Cambodia's General Department of Immigration, citing the preliminary result of the census on foreigners.

According the report, since the General Department of Immigration was established in April 2014, some 10,787 illegal immigrants in 68 nationalities, including 9,217 Vietnamese, had been deported to their home countries.

Those deportees had no valid documents such as passports, visas or work permits.