Ten Indian nationals were arrested in Johannesburg today for being in possession of home affairs asylum seeker documents, the department said.
South Africa’s Home Affairs spokes person Ronnie Mamoepa said the 10 were arrested at a house in Fordsburg in the early hours of the morning, during a special operation by the department and police.
The South African Press Agency (SAPA) reports that a few contraband videos were also found on the premises.
He said the 10 men, including the owner of the house and a woman, were taken into custody and are being held at Johannesburg Central.
Mamoepa said investigations indicate this may be a clearing house for illegal immigrants awaiting documents to be issued to them.
He said the department working with police 'will not rest until those implicated are brought to book and face the full might of the law'.