Plain-clothes Immigration Police officers asking for documents

Plain clothes immigration police officers carry out routine checks every day asking people for identification documents, checking the status of third country nationals.

A spokesperson for the police told that the routine checks would be normally carried out by Immigration police who would not be wearing police uniform, unlike Rapid Intervention Unit officers or District Police.

In a Tweet, PN MEP hopeful Michael Briguglio asked whether to confirm whether such inspections were taking place by Immigration Officers and asked which criteria were used to stop people on bus stops asking for their documents.