Foreigners jump into river but fail to escape Immigration’s clutches


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018

JITRA: A Bangladeshi and a Myanmar national darted and jump into a river behind their house in Kampung Bendahara, Kodiang to escape the clutches of Kedah Immigration Department enforcement officers early Tuesday (Feb 13), but to no avail.  

State immigration director Zuhair Jamaludin said prior to the incident, the duo, aged 35 and 38, were fast asleep and caught off-guard in the 2am operation dubbed “Ops Mega”, which was conducted in Tunjang here and in Kodiang.  

“We managed to arrest them after they attempted to escape on foot. Further inspection revealed that both did not possess any valid travel document.  

“They are being investigated under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63,” he said when contacted here Tuesday.  

Zuhair said 26 out of 162 foreigners, aged between two and 40, were picked up for various immigration offences in the 10-hour operation which began at 5pm on Monday (Feb 12).  

In the first raid, a man, believed to be an employer, was detained along with four Thai women who were allegedly working at a restaurant in Kampung Lama here.  

Zuhair also said the department hauled up a man and three Thai women, believed to be workers, at a restaurant in Taman Sera, Kodiang.  

In the third raid at a restaurant in Kampung Masjid Lama in Kodiang, the team picked up a man and four Thai women for allegedly harbouring foreigners and misusing their social visit pass.  

“We also raided two houses in Kampung Kubang Chenok, Padang Sera and detained 10 Myanmar nationals who did not have any valid travel documents,” he said.  

Zuhair said the foreigners would be taken to the Belantik Immigration Detention Depot in Sik. – Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

Ku Li’s PC to be called off due to Covid-19 restrictions
Perak to distribute 20, 000 smartphones to B40 students
Miti slams employer who crammed workers into a lorry
Drinking session ends with lorry driver stabbed to death by friend in Nibong Tebal
Sarawak cops: Drug parties increasing in Kuching and Padawan during MCO
Kelantan to conduct house-to-house Covid-19 vaccination
Education Ministry: 2020 STAM results out on Thursday (June 17)
Woman: Covid-19 cruelly took my husband and 14 neighbours
Covid-19-positive man in Tongod who went into hiding found
Health DG: 639 workplace clusters linked to manufacturing sector

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers