Immigration Dept detains over 250 foreigners in Shah Alam operation


PETALING JAYA: More than 250 foreigners were detained by the Immigration Department following enforcement operations near Batu Tiga, Shah Alam.

Immigration deputy director general (operations) Mohamad Fauzi Md Isa said the operations were conducted in two locations following complaints from the public.

"A total of 224 personnel from the Immigration Department, police, National Registration Department and Subang Jaya Municipal Council were involved in the raid on Feb 16.

"We checked 411 foreigners and detained 258 .

"Those detained included 99 Bangladeshi men, 82 Indonesian men, four Mynammar men, three Indian men, 67 Indonesian women, one Bangladeshi woman and two children," he said in a statement on Monday.

He said several foreigners also tried to escape during the raid but were caught by enforcement personnel.

"Among the offences being investigated were not having identification documents, overstaying, and other offences contravening the Immigration Act 1959/63, Passport Act 1966 and Immigration Regulations 1963.

"All the detainees were handed over to the Selangor Immigration Department for further action," he said.

Mohamad Fauzi added that they checked 35 terrace houses in a residential area at Batu Tiga and found that many locals were renting houses to foreigners who did not have valid documents.


   

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