KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 13 foreigners, mostly from African countries, were detained following several operations in the city.
The Saturday (May 25) operation, which was conducted in Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Jalil, Taman OUG, Taman Len Seng and Kepong, was led by the police with the assistance of other enforcement agencies, including the Immigration Department.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said those detained were three Nigerian man and a Nigerian woman, a Tanzanian man, two Sudanese men, a man and a woman from Guinea, three Bangladeshi men, and a Nepalese man.
"We performed checks on 28 foreigners but 13 of them did not have proper travel documents," he said when contacted Sunday (May 26).
A total of 99 senior police officers and personnel from the Kuala Lumpur police contingent were involved in the operations, he added.
"Among the offences we discovered were overstaying and not having proper passes or permits.
"Those detained were brought to the Cheras and Dang Wangi lockups for further action," Comm Mazlan said.
The influx of Africans in the city is a serious matter and according to Comm Mazlan, the police will continue such operations in the future.
"Our goal is to curb criminal activities, especially involving those from Africa," he said.
Comm Mazlan also urged anyone with information to contact the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2146 9999 or the nearest police station.