206 Illegals detained in Immigration raid

206 Illegals detained in Immigration raid


KUALA LUMPUR: Immigration Director General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali continued his efforts leading an operation yesterday night to arrest those remaining and working illegally in our country.

During the raid, the Immigration department detained 206 illegal immigrants remaining without a proper permit.

The Immigration Director General has warned the employers several times urging not to harbour any illegal workers.

During the raid, they detained 206 illegal workers for various offences under Immigration law.

The sudden raid was conducted at a quarters in Cyberjaya and a hotel in Jalan Pudu.

From the first raid Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali revealed that 183 Indonesians, 1 Chinese and 1 Bangladesh were arrested.

Datuk Mustafar Ali mentioned that those detained committed offences for overstaying and not having proper documents.

The raid was also joined by Home Affairs deputy minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.

In the second raid, the Immigration special team raided a hotel in Jalan Pudu whereby Indonesian and Thailand females were engaged in prostitition activity.

Based on intelligence gathering, the Immigration department realised the hotel has been a premise for prostitution activity, hence detaining 18 Indonesian and Thailand women along with a Bangladesh male working in the premise, added the Immigration director General.

Those detained will be brought to Bukit Jalil Immigration detention centre for further action under  Section 6(1)(c) and Section 15(1)(c) Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155)  including Reference 39(b) Immigration statutory 1963.

Meanwhile, Mohd Azis said the government is committed to curb any illegal activities such as prostitution and immigrants overstaying in the country.

Mohd Azis added the efforts to double up the enforcement will be continued and praised the Immigration department for its success in the raid.

He also stressed that the Immigration department will not compromise with any employers harbouring illegals and ensure tough measures against those disobeying the law.