Immigration: 205 undocumented migrants nabbed in Pudu apartment raid


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 205 undocumented immigrants were detained by the Immigration Department following a raid on an apartment in Pudu here.

Kuala Lumpur Immigration director Hamidi Adam said the department inspected 425 individuals during the operation, which was conducted at about 11.30pm on Friday (March 5).

"We detained 205 foreigners aged between 20 and 40 years old.

"They were from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal," he said when met at the raid location on Saturday (March 6).

Among the offences were overstaying and not having valid documents, passes or permits, he added.

"Some of the individuals detained have been in the country since 2016.

"They claimed they had no jobs while others were retrenched," he said.

Other agencies were also involved in the operation including Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), he added.

"A total of 92 Immigration personnel and officers were involved in the operation," Hamidi said.

The department received complaints from the public that the apartment had many foreigners, he added.

"This is the second time we raided the area. The first time was in 2018.

"Those detained were brought to the Kuala Lumpur Immigration headquarters for further investigation," Hamidi said.

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