FIVE people who had been living in Griffith have been sent to Villawood Immigration Detention Centre for deportation.
On Wednesday about noon, police received a call from a member of the public who reported there were a number of males attempting to break into vehicles on Yambil Street.
Police responded and approached a man who matched a description and he fled on foot.
Griffith Inspector John Wadsworth said police pursued the man and arrested him.
"He was arrested for unlawful vehicle entry. Two more males were stopped nearby and police conducted immigration checks and discovered they were unlawful non citizens," Inspector Wadsworth said.
"They were picked up and taken to Villawood."
The three men, aged 44, 38, and 25, have been living in Griffith for a short time.
A spokesperson for the Minister for Immigation and Border Protection confirmed three foreign nationals were taken into custody following an incident in Griffith.
"A further two foreign nationals were located by NSW Police at a residential address, during a follow up to the initial incident. All were unlawful non citizens. All were Indonesian nationals and included one female and four males.:
"People with information about unlawful non citizens can call the Immigration Dob-in Service on 1800 009 623."
The five people will be deported to Indonesia.