Operation Ambang New Year 2024 by the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) of the State of Johor was led by PPK Norfaizal Bin Rahim, Head of the Johor State Enforcement Division.

 The operation aims to carry out inspections and monitoring of foreigners around the State of Johor involving a combination of more than 200 officers from the State Enforcement Division, Muar Branch Enforcement, Batu Pahat Branch Enforcement, Mersing Enforcement, Segamat Enforcement, Sultan Iskandar Building and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex officers Department of Immigration Malaysia, State of Johor.

 The simultaneous operation throughout Johor starting at approximately 1230 am, 01 January 2024 is a strategy of JIM Johor to deal with the issue of the influx of illegal immigrants (PATI) in the state. Several locations and premises were raided involving several hot locations including Ops Sapu, Ops Mahir, Ops Shopping, Ops Selera and Ops Grooming.

 A total of more than 750 foreigners from Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Indonesia, India and Thailand including local citizens were examined. In this operation, more than 150 foreigners were arrested. Those arrested are between the ages of 22 and 55.

 All those detained are reasonably believed to have committed an offense under Section 6(1)(c) i.e. failing to present any valid travel document, Section 15(1)(c) i.e. overstaying, Regulation 11(7)(a) of the Regulation- The Immigration Regulations 1963 which is the misuse of the Social Visit Pass (PLS) and Regulation 39(b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963 which is breaching the conditions of the passport.

 All detainees are placed at Pekan Nenas Immigration Depot for investigation and further action.

 The Johor Malaysian Immigration Department urges the public to come forward and pass on information about illegal aliens or any illegal activities of foreigners. This department will not compromise and will continue to intensify enforcement operations and will even raid hot spots throughout Johor if they get information.

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