Immigration depot breakouts since 1999

THE following are incidents of immigration depot breakouts in the country since 1999:

July 26, 1999: 192 Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian and Indonesian nationals escape from Lenggeng immigration depot in Negri Sembilan. Nine recaptured.

Feb 1, 2002: 153 Africans flee while being brought to immigration detention centre in Kemayan, Pahang; 138 recaptured.

April 6, 2011: 109 detainees, the majority of them from Myanmar, escape from the Lenggeng immigration depot, Negri Sembilan; 55 recaptured.

Feb 28, 2019: An Indonesian man flees from Machap Umboo immigration depot, Melaka.

Oct 17, 2020: Five detainees escape from Pekan Nanas immigration depot, Johor.

Jan 2, 2021: Seven Indonesians escape from Lenggeng immigration depot; three rearrested.

May 14, 2021: Six Filipinos flee from Manggatal immigration depot in Sabah; four recaptured.

June 27, 2021: Eight Thai men held at Tanah Merah immigration depot in Kelantan escape from their cells.

Nov 10, 2021: 14 Filipinos escape from Kimanis immigration depot in Sabah; seven rearrested.

April 20, 2022: 528 Rohingya detainees break out from Bandar Baharu Immigration depot in Kedah. Six died in a road mishap while fleeing. As at 4pm, police have recaptured 357. — Bernama

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