Fourteen arrested while using illegal exit to leave country

Caught in the act: A Johor Immigration Department officer checking the handcuffs of those arrested for trying to cross into Singapore illegally.

JOHOR BARU: They were, as usual, using an illegal path in the wee hours to bypass the Johor Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex to get to work in Singa­pore.

Their movements, however, were being watched by 55 state Immi­gration Department personnel as part of Ops Ikrar (Serkap) to monitor people who exit Malaysia illegally.

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