More than 200 foreigners nabbed in separate Immigration ops in Kulai, Batu Pahat

JOHOR BARU: More than 200 foreigners from eight countries have been arrested in two separate operations in the Kulai and Batu Pahat districts.

Johor Immigration acting director Mohd Faizal Shamsudin said over 300 people, both locals and foreigners, were checked during the operations on Thursday (May 23).

“Both operations were conducted after we received a public tip-off. In Kulai, we raided a plastic component factory located in the Senai area.

“Checks were conducted on 249 people, and 106 of them were believed to have committed immigration offences, including working without a permit and overstaying,” he said in a statement here Friday (May 24).

He said that those arrested in the joint operation in Kulai were between 20 and 48 years old.

“In Batu Pahat, a courier hub was raided. Of the 148 people we checked, 124 foreigners and two locals were arrested. They are between 19 and 53 years old.

“The two locals, a 29-year-old man who is the manager of the establishment and a 27-year-old woman who is the human resource officer, were also arrested to assist in investigations," he said.

He said the foreigners arrested in the two raids were from Myanmar, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, and Sudan.

They are being investigated under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for not having valid travel documents, Section 15(1)(c) of the same Act for overstaying and Section 39(b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963 for abuse of social visit passes.

Meanwhile, the two locals are being investigated under Section 55B of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for employing illegal immigrants.

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Immigration , Johor , Raids , Kulai , Batu Pahat


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