Immigration detains 55 illegal immigrants in Nilai, Seremban raids

Some of the undocumented foreigners detained in one of the raids.

SEREMBAN: The Immigration Department has detained 55 undocumented foreigners in raids carried out in Nilai and Seremban.

State Immigration Director Kennith Tan Aik Kiang said 200 foreigners were screened during the two-day operation at 27 locations starting Monday (May 13).

He said of those detained, 30 were Indonesians, 11 were Bangladeshis, six each from Vietnam and Myanmar and two Pakistanis.

"Ten women and a one-year-old baby were among those caught. In one of the raids, five Indonesian men tried to escape but were caught after a short chase," he said in a statement.

Tan stated the foreigners will be investigated for breaking immigration laws and rules, such as overstaying, not holding valid travel documents, and entering the country illegally.

He mentioned that 12 Malaysians, thought to be the employers and owners of the properties, have also been asked to come to the department to help with the investigations.

"We would also like to thank the public for providing us with information about the presence of these illegal persons at the specified locations.

"We would like to warn employers once more that it is a serious offence to hire or use undocumented foreigners," Tan added.

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