Fingerprinting denies 31 foreigners entry
In the past two weeks a total of 31 foreigners have been denied entry into Korea following the introduction of the fingerprinting screening system earlier this month.
The Ministry of Justice said Thursday that 31 foreign nationals were deported from 22 harbors and airports from Sept. 1-14 because they were found to have committed crimes here or had overstayed their visas in the past.
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The government introduced the fingerprinting process as part of moves to prevent non-Koreans with criminal records or association with terrorist groups from coming here ahead of the upcoming G20 summit.
Those who were denied entry were sent back to China, the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Ghana. They were caught attempting to pass through the immigration screening with fake passports issued under aliases.
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