KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 94 illegal immigrants were picked up by the city police in a major crackdown spanning almost 12 hours.CPO Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said 197 police officers and six Immigration Department personnel were involved in the operation which began at around 4pm on Friday.
He said the operations were carried out in Setapak, Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT station, Kota Raya bus station, Jalan Chow Kit, Pasar Chow Kit, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Jalan Sepadu Klang Lama, Sri Petaling, Jalan Alor, Lorong Merbau off Jalan Kenanga, Jalan Segambut Pusat, Jalan Ipoh, Taman Seri Kuching and Jalan Tun Razak.
“We checked 271 foreigners during the operations and arrested 94 of them, including 31 Bangladeshis, 28 Myanmar nationals, 11 Indonesians, five Indian nationals, four Nepalese, three Somalians, two Pakistanis and two Nigerians,” he said in a statement yesterday.
He added that further action would be taken under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for staying in Malaysia without a valid pass or permit.
“Those detained were taken to the Jinjang lockup for further action.
“The flood of foreigners in the city, especially African nationals, have contributed to a rise in criminal incidents here.
“These operations will continue to be carried out to curb crime involving foreign nationals here,” he said.
Anyone with information on similar cases should contact the police hotline at 03-2146 9999.
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