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Immigration department detains couple

June 14, 2012 5:04 am

The Chinese couple currently detained at their residential home at Mead Road face deportation after being caught illegally running a dental surgery.

Director Immigration – Major Nemani Vuniwaqa says the tip-off they received came in the form of a letter highlighting the business operation.

Vuniwaqa says the set up would cost between $100,000 to $150,000.

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“What we found out at their residential area, in one of the rooms is a dental surgery. What you see available at the dental surgery at CWM or at any private dental facility is just similar to what we discovered there.”

Meanwhile, chief executive of the Fiji Medical and Dental Secretariat – Dharmesh Prasad says the duo were not accredited to operate here.

“The practise is not accredited. We have no information or knowledge if there is a dental surgery on that premise. Anybody who wishes to practise dentistry in Fiji has to be registered with the Fiji Dental Council and is this case we don’t even know who that person was.”

Health Officials and Police will be conducting their own investigations into the matter.

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