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55 undocumented foreigners detained after Immigration dept raids in Seremban

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Immigration Department detained 55 undocumented migrants following 27 raids in the city over two days.

Those detained comprise 41 men, 10 women, and a child.

The majority of those detained were from Indonesia (30), followed by Bangladesh (11), Myanmar (6), Vietnam (6) and Pakistan (2).

Negri Sembilan Immigration director Kennith Tan said those detained were under the age of 51. The youngest, was the child, a one-year-old baby.

The foreigners were detained for various immigration offences under the Immigration Act and Immigration Regulations.

In total, over 200 foreigners were screened during the raids.

"At one location, we had to chase five Indonesian men who tried to run away when they detected our presence.

"All of them were detained before they were sent to the Lenggeng Immigration Depot for further investigations."

The raids were conducted with the Negri Sembilan Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JHEAINS), and involved 19 personnel.

Tan said they will seek the assistance of 12 employers for their probe.

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