Over 100 illegal foreigners caught in warehouse owned by supermarket chain

PETALING JAYA: Over 100 foreigners were nabbed in an Immigration Department raid at a warehouse on Jalan Kebun, Klang.

In the 3.30pm raid on Monday, a team from the department conducted a check on 150 foreigners working at the warehouse that belonged to a major supermarket chain in the country.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said that 113 of those checked did not have proper travel documents.

"The 113 consisted of 40 Nepalese, 39 Bangladeshis, 27 Pakistanis, two Indians and five Vietnamese nationals," he said.

He added initial checks revealed that the supermarket chain had hired the foreigners from agents that were not licensed by the Home Ministry.

Mustafar said that 143,868 foreigners have been checked by immigration officers in 12,249 operations so far this year.

"Out of that, 37,909 foreigner have been found to have no legal travel documents," he said adding that 1,087 employers have been also arrested in the same period.

He said the department has also deported 42,985 illegal foreigners so far this year.

"We urge the public not to harbour any illegal foreigners or risk facing legal action. Anyone with information on anyone employing such foreigner are advised to contact us immediately," he said.

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