Over 60 Vietnamese arrested for passport offences in Ops Noda raid

JOHOR BARU: Police detained 68 Vietnamese nationals for various passport offences during a raid at a restaurant in Stulang Laut here.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said eight were under arrest for being in Malaysia with expired travel documents, 21 had no proper travel documents while 39 others were found to be with fake travel documents.

All those arrested were between the ages of 18 and 57.

"We conducted the raid dubbed Ops Noda following public complaints," he said, adding that the raid was carried out together with the Immigration Department at about 9.30pm on Wednesday (Oct 10).

ACP Shahurinain said a local man was also arrested for harbouring illegals.

In another case, Shahurinain said that 20 parking touts had been arrested since January until September this year.

He said those arrested around the city centre in Johor Baru were between 19 and 60 years old.

"The top four locations that these parking touts operate include along Jalan Trus, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Jalan Ibrahim and Jalan Sutera Taman Sentosa," he added.

ACP Shahurinain said that those caught face a fine of up to RM800 and jail time up to 14 days.


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