128 Nigerians arrested in crackdown

  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: The operation against illegals and foreigners involved in crime continues with the detention of 142 people – mostly Nigerians – in several raids in Gombak and Subang Jaya.

This comes after the Immigration Depart­ment detained 130 foreigners for various offences in an integrated operation in Kajang on Friday.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the special operation was conducted at Kompleks Apartment Desa Aman Puri, Desa Jaya, in Gombak and Apartment Vista Millenium, Bukit Puchong, in Subang Jaya between 12.30am and 12.30pm yesterday.

He said those detained were 128 Nigerians along with 14 people of other nationalities, including those from Pakistan and Indonesia.

“They were detained under Section 6(i)(c) of the Immigration Act for not having travel documents,” he said here yesterday.

SAC Fadzil said the operation was carried out in view of the rising cases of social ills and crime among Africans in Selangor.

“Besides cheating syndicates, suspects from African countries are involved in armed robbery and other crimes.

“We are deeply concerned (over the number of foreigners involved in crime) and the operation is conducted to track down and gather information on the suspects,” he said.

Among the Nigerians detained were four men and a woman, suspected of operating a love scam syndicate from Apartment Desa Aman Puri.

“We also seized three laptops and six mobiles phones,” he said.

One Nigerian man jumped from the third floor of the same apartment in an attempt to evade the authorities during the raid, he added.

“He broke his foot and is currently being treated at the Selayang Hospital,” he said.

SAC Fadzil said 536 Selangor CID personnel were involved in the operation along with 98 policemen from various other units as well as 12 state Immigration officers.

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