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    Norway's Police Immigration Service is targeting a record-setting 9,000 deportations this year, Norwegian media reported Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Norway's Police Immigration Service (PU) is targeting a record-setting 9,000 deportations this year, up by around 1,200 from the previous milestone, Norwegian media reported Friday.

    PU's current record stands at 7,825 deportations carried out in 2015, with the same number initially set as the target for this year, according to Norway Today.

    On Friday, the outlet cited a new letter from the PU to the Police Directorate, in which it increased that number to 9,000.

    "If we’re to increase the deportations, we need more resources," the United Kingdom's Daily Express quoted PU chief Kristin Kvigne as saying.

    The outlet states that migrants whose applications have been rejected must leave the country or face deportation by force, although it did not attribute this information to any official or authority.

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