1700 immigrants detained in Malaysia

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 8:35 am

The Immigration Department of Malaysia has detained 1700 immigrants including Bangladeshis for violating immigration laws. On Sunday (June 23), they were detained for checking the documents of the immigrants after raiding the residential area of ​​Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad Flats, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Port Klang, Selangor State.

Among those detained are citizens of Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. It is not known how many Bangladeshis are among them.

Selangor Immigration Department director Khairul Aminus Kamruddin told local reporters that the detainees were taken to the Selangor Immigration Office for further action. He also clarified that foreign nationals whose documentation process for legalization is still ongoing have also been detained. And we are not able to give the number of those involved in other offenses besides the Immigration Act 1959/63.

Kamruddin said that before the operation, his office had previously received various complaints regarding this residential area which was full of foreigners.

He said that apart from the presence of foreigners, complaints received from nearby residents were also expressed by the locals through the social tiktok as a result of which this operation was carried out on a large scale. Also, intelligence has shown that this residential area is always lively.

The operation started at 5pm local time on Sunday with 298 members and officers led by the Selangor Immigration Department with the support of the General Operation Team (PGA), Royal Klang City Council (MBDK) and various agencies.

The operation team cordoned off the surrounding area before launching the operation. At that time, the foreigners tried to escape after sensing the presence of the authorities.

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