PETALING JAYA: The Armed Forces caught five foreigners who were attempting to sneak out of the country across the sea in a pre-dawn operation.
A spokesman for the Third Division Malaysian Infantry at Kem Terendak, Melaka, said army personnel under Op Benteng intercepted the five men at the Sungai Musuh quarry near Ramunia Bay in Johor on Monday (July 6) at around 4am.
The men, aged between 20 and 40, were believed to be headed for Indonesia.
"We also seized a car, which was believed to have ferried the men to the spot," the spokesman said, adding other seized items include five mobile phones and currency in both Malaysian and Indonesian denominations worth over RM2,230.
The men were brought to the police station before they were sent for Covid-19 screening.
In a statement, the spokesman said the infantry had stopped 265 people from encroaching into the country under Op Merpati and 104 more under Op Benteng.
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