PETALING JAYA: A police operation targeting illegal security guards saw 92 of them, mostly foreigners, being detained for working without valid documents or with expired visas.
Two Malaysians wanted for other offences were also arrested during the operation on Wednesday and Thursday that comprised 815 checks, mostly at banks, shopping centres, housing areas and money changers in the city.
Police also confiscated four pump guns belonging to four armed guards, while three tested positive for drugs, and one was detained for working under a false identity.
“Operasi Bersepadu Penguatkuasaan Pematuhan (Compliance Enforcement Operation) was aimed towards armed and static guards (unarmed),” said City deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Hamid Mohd Ali at a press conference yesterday.
Out of the 92 arrested, 60 foreigners were working without valid documents and two were caught for working on expired visas.
“The police will conduct checks on security guards and premises utilising guards from time to time to ensure the law and rules are always enforced to protect the interest of the public,” said DCP Abdul Hamid.
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