100 illegal immigrants nabbed in raid


Papers, please: Immigration officers performing checks on foreigners during the operation in Kuala Lumpur.

Papers, please: Immigration officers performing checks on foreigners during the operation in Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 illegal immigrants were netted in a raid on the city centre by the Immigration Department.

Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said 68 Bangladeshi, 36 Indonesians, nine Nepalese, seven Myanmar nationals and one person each from Pakistan, Yemen and India were nabbed.

“They have since been brought to Immigration Detention Depot for investigation and further action.

“Among the offences were not having personal identification documents, abuse of passes and overstaying,” Khairul Dzaimee said in a statement.

The illegal immigrants, aged between 25 and 45, were detained after department officers conducted checks on 536 foreigners around the city centre on Tuesday.

“Our enforcement efforts in detecting, detaining, charging and deporting illegal immigrants are ongoing.

“Between Jan 1 and Jan 31, we conducted 1,353 operations resulting in 5,091 illegal immigrants and 83 employers detained,” he said.

Khairul Dzaimee reminded the public, especially employers, not to harbour illegal immigrants.

“We will take action against those who flout the law.

“Anyone with information on illegal immigrants are urged to contact the department as soon as possible,” he said.

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