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Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 10:37:00 AM
Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 10:41:53 AM
by lee yen mun
PUTRAJAYA: A total of 2,433 illegal immigrants were nabbed by the authorities within 24 hours since the kick off of the Ops 6P Integrated Programme to crackdown on unwanted foreigners in the country.
Those nabbed were among 8,105 people who were investigated by the authorities in 40 operations nationwide, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
"Among those arrested were 717 Indonesians and others from Myanmar (555 persons), Bangladesh (387 persons), and Nepal (229 persons).
"The rest also included citizens of Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Philippines, China, Nigeria and Thailand," Dr Ahmad Zahid said in a press conference Monday.
The operation will continue until the end of this year, Dr Ahmad Zahid said.
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