BABY AMONG 440 IL­LE­GALS NABBED

Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers con­duct op­er­a­tion in 2 tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur

New Straits Times - - News - HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN KUALA LUMPUR shamira@nst.com.my

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.

PIC BY NIK HARIFF HAS­SAN

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.

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