Exploitation of foreigners for profit, eight men arrested

SEREMBAN: Eight men suspected of exploiting foreigners were successfully arrested in an operation to combat the crime of trafficking in persons (TIP).

Negeri Sembilan Police Chief, Datuk Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd. Yussof said, six separate raids were carried out in the districts of Seremban, Kuala Pilah, and Rembau for two days starting yesterday.

According to him, in the raid, eight suspects aged between 20 and 54 years old were arrested for offenses under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) Act.

“They are suspected of exploiting 12 victims consisting of one male and 10 female Thai nationals and one Cambodian national aged between 17 and 73 years old.

“All of these victims have been successfully rescued and the police also confiscated two vehicles, a motorcycle, five mobile phones, 49 types of men’s items, 351 types of food and RM116 in cash,” he told reporters here today.

Ahmad Dzaffir said that in the same raid, the police also arrested 15 foreign nationals aged between 28 and 49 for committing various offenses under the Immigration Act.

According to him, his party takes seriously the activities of exploitation and people smuggling in order to ensure public safety and well-being.

“The main focus of the operation is to eradicate the exploitation of victims whether children, women, the elderly or the disabled who are used for profit.

According to him, all eight men were investigated under Section 12 of Atipsom 2007 which provides for a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and can be fined.

Accordingly, the public can channel information regarding TIP crimes to the nearest police station or state police operations room at 06-7682222.

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