PORT KLANG: The Immigration Department raided three food factories in Pulau Indah today and nabbed 49 foreigners working illegally.
The 3.30pm operation also saw a local man, who acted as one of the company's representatives, detained to facilitate investigation.
Selangor Immigration Department assistant director Jaimin Sumpit said the operation was carried out following public tip-off, which led to the enforcement agency conducting a one-week surveillance on the factories.
He said those arrested were 47 men and two women from Nepal (33), Bangladesh (10), India (3), Indonesia (2), and the Philippines. They were aged between 23 and 47.
"During the operation, our officers rounded up a total of 208 foreigners. After checks were conducted on their travel documents and working permits, we found that 41 of them did not possess valid working passes, while eight others were arrested for abusing their temporary work visit pass.
"We also hauled up a local man who acted as representative of one of the companies, and he was released after his statement was recorded," he said in a statement.
The workers were investigated under Section 6(1)(c) and Rule 39(b) of the Immigration Act.