132 illegal immigrants were arrested

SHAH ALAM, 18 February 2024 – The Malaysian Immigration Department arrested 132 illegal immigrants including 41 women, nine girls and four boys in a raid at an illegal settlement in Setia Alam, early this morning.

All of them were arrested through a two hour operation that started at 2:38am. In the operation, a total of 156 foreigners were checked and of that number, 132 were arrested. The detained foreigners consist of 130 Indonesians and two Bangladeshis.

The Immigration Enforcement Operation is led by Tuan Jafri bin Embok Taha, Deputy Director General of Immigration (Operations) involving 220 officers. Selangor JIM Enforcement Division, Putrajaya JIM Enforcement Division, Putrajaya JIM Intelligence and Special Operations Division, Shah City Council Alam, General Operations Team (PGA), National Registration Department and the Malaysian Civil Defense Force were also involved. Also present was Tuan Khairrul Aminus bin Kamaruddin, Selangor State Immigration Director.

All the detainees are believed to be living in the settlement to avoid detection by the authorities. During the raid some tried to escape but failed.

Among the offenses identified are no identity documents and overstaying as well as other offenses that violate the Immigration Act 1959/63, the Passport Act 1966 and the Immigration Regulations 1963. All detainees will be transferred to the Semenyih Immigration Depot for further action.

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