Crime & Courts

Immigration Dept rounds up over 50 undocumented foreigners in KL hotspots

KUALA LUMPUR: In a targeted operation conducted by the Immigration Department in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, more than 50 undocumented foreigners were apprehended across key areas such as Persiaran KLCC, Saloma bridge, and Bukit Bintang.

The operation, executed at 9.15pm with the involvement of approximately 40 officers, aimed to curb the presence of illegal migrants within the city.

This crackdown forms part of a larger nationwide initiative against illegal immigration, resulting in over 2,000 arrests within a brief span of two weeks.

The authorities zeroed in on popular spots frequented by migrant workers, including Pavilion, Suria KLCC, and the Saloma bridge.

Those picked up were mostly from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Present during the operation was Immigration Department deputy director-general Jafri Embok Taha.

The focus of last night's inspection was mainly on those who had violated the Immigration Act 1959/63 and Immigration Regulations of not having proper travel documents as well as overstaying in the country.

A comprehensive breakdown detailing the nationalities of those arrested is expected to be released later in the morning following thorough tabulation.

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