27 illegal immigrants rescued from captors

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016

GEORGE TOWN: Twenty-seven illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have been freed from their captors in a police operation in Butterworth.

The captives were weak and looked sickly as they were locked up in two separate premises and fed only roti canai and water, Penang police chief Comm Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab told a press conference on Wednesday.

He said the first raid at 11am on Tuesday at an industrial area Taman Desa Murni saw the rescue of 17 illegal immigrants, and led police to the plight of another 10 foreigners in Jalan Bagan Lalang.

“They are believed to have arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb 2 and transported to other states in Malaysia before arriving in Penang on March 7.

"All of them had no work permits, and only had their passports with them,” Comm Abdul Ghafar said.

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