Bangladeshi visa agent along with 5 illegal foreigners arrested

MEDIA STATEMENT

IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OF MALAYSIA

The Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) has successfully detained a total of 6 foreign nationals in an Operation by the Enforcement Division. The operation was carried out at 11.45 in the afternoon at a premises located at Jalan Mamanda 1, Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, Ampang, Selangor.

A total of 16 people were examined and 6 foreign nationals who had expired Temporary Work Visit Passes (PLKS) were arrested. These foreign nationals are aged between 27 to 56 years old, consisting of 5 Bangladeshi men and one Indonesian woman, in which one of the Bangladeshi men who holds the PLKS has been identified as main mastermind of the foreign worker’s visa affairs.

This inspection action was taken following a public complaint regarding the activities of foreign nationals who carry out activities as middlemen in managing the recruitment and management of foreign worker passes.

During the operation, a total of 91 I-Cards, 561 CIDB cards, 42 passports of foreign nationals, 33 stamp units of various companies and 27 files related to the information of the companies managed were seized. Also confiscated was cash amounting to RM740,050.

The public is urged to always be concerned by channeling complaints and information related to foreigners to JIM. Immigration department will not compromise on any activity that violates the law and will always ensure that efforts to combat illegal activities related to PATI will always be implemented.

JIM reminds the public not to easily trust any service offer from irresponsible parties by charging any fees. JIM has never appointed any agent or middleman.

All of the detained foreign nationals were arrested on suspicion of having committed an offense under the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155) and the Immigration Regulations 1963. All subjects were detained under Section 51(5)(b) of the Immigration Act 1959/ 63 (Act 155) and placed at the Putrajaya Immigration Depot for further investigation and action.

DATO’ RUSLIN BIN JUSOH
HEAD DIRECTOR
IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OF MALAYSIA

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