Johor immigration nabs 62 for immigration offences near JB


JOHOR BARU: The Johor Immigration Department has detained 62 illegal immigrants during an operation held at Senai here.

State director Baharuddin Tahir said some 80 personnel from the department enforcement unit and Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) were involved in the operation held between 3.10pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday (Feb 21).

“We carried out the operation following public information on the presence of illegal immigrants in the area,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 22).

Baharuddin added a total of 197 foreigners were inspected, which led to the arrest of 62 illegal immigrants, including nine women, of various nationalities aged between 21 and 49 years.

He said the department carried out a raid at a cornice manufacturing factory and arrested seven Indonesians, including two women, and four Bangladeshis.

“We also inspected 16 other premises at Taman Desa Idaman. We arrested 32 Bangladeshis, 10 Indonesians, seven Myanmarese, an Indian national, and one Nepalese.

“All of them have been found to have committed various immigration offences, and have been brought to Setia Tropika Immigration depot to help with investigations,” he added.

Baharuddin said the department will continue carrying out more operations against illegal immigrants, their employers, as well as premises owners.

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