25 illegal immigrants arrested in a raid

PUTRAJAYA, 6 February 2024 – The Malaysian Immigration Department arrested 25 illegal immigrants (PATI) in an Enforcement Operation conducted at the Tamara Residence Condominium in Putrajaya.

All those detained are citizens of India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar and the Philippines, aged between 25 to 45, consisting of 23 men and two women.

The operation which started at 12.00 midnight was led by Dato’ Ruslin bin Jusoh, Director General of Immigration. JIM examined 127 individuals following public complaints and intelligence about suspected illegal immigrants living in the condominium area. A total of 141 JIM officers of various ranks were involved in the operation.

During the raid, there were foreigners who took a long time to open the door. Foreign nationals rent a house for about five to 10 people which is used as a dormitory.

This also creates a feeling of insecurity and discomfort in other residents, especially the home owners who live in this area. These foreigners are believed to be working around the condominium because there are several premises such as rows of shops near the area.

Also present were Tuan Jafri bin Embok Taha, Deputy Director General of Immigration (Operations) and Tuan Mohd Jasmi bin Mohd Juwahir, Director of the Enforcement Division.

Among the offenses committed are no identity documents, overstaying and other offenses that violate the Immigration Act 1959/63. All detainees are placed at the Malaysian Immigration Department Headquarters, Putrajaya for investigation and further action.

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