BABY AMONG 440 ILLEGALS NABBED
Immigration officers conduct operation in 2 tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur
A4-DAY-OLD baby boy was among those picked up by the Immigration Department in an operation here yesterday. The baby, along with his mother, were picked up after the Immigration officers found out that the mother, who is in her 30s, had overstayed in the country.
She claimed that the baby’s father had been deported after he was caught in an earlier operation.
The two were among 440 people arrested in Jalan Alor and Jalan Changkat.
Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said 267 personnel from the department, the police’s General Operations Force and Companies Commission of Malaysia were deployed.
“We checked 915 foreigners and 440 were found to have committed offences under the Immigration law.
“Those arrested included 389 men, 47 women and four children. Most of those detained were from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia.”
Among the offences include overstaying, no valid documentation and misusing work permit.
The three-hour operation saw several premises abandoned as the illegal immigrants, who managed the businesses, fled.
Mustafar said it was either that some locals had rented the premises to them or they had hired illegal immigrants, which were offences.
He said the two locations raided yesterday were famous tourists spots and filled with immigrants.
Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali checking the document of an illegal immigrant held in a raid in Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.