Police, Immigration raid 108 PATIs at the Selayang Wholesale Market

KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 108 undocumented immigrants (PATI) were arrested in a raid at Pasar Selayang, here, early this morning.

A total of 465 officers and members of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) consisting of the General Operations Force (PGA) participated in the raid. Immigration Department (JIM) and the Civil Defense Force (APM) also participated.

KL Police Chief, Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said, the operation aims to combat various crimes that occur in the area, especially involving illegal immigrants.

He explained that the operation also focused on combating any illegal activities.

Following the raid, a total of 213 foreigners were examined and found 108 of them to be illegal aliens. All of them were arrested for various offences.

“Among those detained are citizens of Bangladesh (7), Indonesia (52), Myanmar (35), Nepal (1), India (12), and Pakistan (1),” he said in a statement today.

He explained that all those detained were handed over to JIM under Section 6 (1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959 and Section 15 (1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959 for not having valid travel documents and overtime.

Allaudeen said, the police and other agencies will continue to carry out such operations in the future.

“People are urged to channel information regarding suspicious activities or the presence of illegal immigrants in their respective areas,” he said.

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