290 ILLEGALS ROUNDED UP
They were nabbed in Cyberjaya sweep
UP to 57 foreigners were detained for failure to produce travel documents or overstaying during operations conducted by the Federal Police’s Counter-Terrorism Division (E8) in Cyberjaya last night.
Overall, 290 foreigners were rounded up and brought to the Sepang district police headquarters, where, based on the Interpol Foreign Fighters Terrorist List, the Counter Terrorist List, the Special Branch Lookup List, they were screened by the National Registration Department, the Immigration Department and Education Malaysia Global Services.
Among the detained were those from Yemen (50) , Pakistan (3), Syria (32), Bangladesh (29), India (27), Nepal (22), Palestine (17), Sudan (10), Indonesia (7), Libya (6), Nigeria (6), Saudi Arabia (5), Sri Lanka (5), Iran (5), Iraq (6), Algeria (4), Senegal (4), Somalia (3), Philippines (2), Ghana (2), Lebanon (2), Mauritania (2), Egypt (2), Tajikistan (2), Guinea (1), Jordan (1), Kazakhstan (1), Tunisia (1), Turkmenistan (1), Afghanistan (1) and China (1).
Of the total, 98 are students of Lim Kok Wing University, Multimedia University, UCSI University, FTMS Global College, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Pahang.
The operations were conducted against foreigners suspected of holding false documents or without valid travel documents, or having links to international terrorist groups, especially groups operating in Syria and Iraq.
During the operations, the police’s E8, along with the Internal Security and Public Order Department, the Forensics Department, the K9 unit, and the Special Action Unit and the Bomb Disposal Unit were deployed to Neo Cyber, Cyberjaya at 9pm.
The operation used personal radiation devices (PRD) to detect radioactive materials.
A total of 95 PRDs, eight radiation backpacks and eight handheld identifiers were used during the operation. The PRDs, costing about €5,000 (RM25,173) each, is a sensitive device which can detect radiation within a 50m radius, and that those packed in backpacks can be used to scan even larger areas.
The foreigners detained by the Federal Police’s Counter-Terrorism Division in Cyberjaya.