1,001 illegal immigrants detained at ‘mini Dhaka’


KUALA LUMPUR: Illegal immigrants (PATI) from Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar are among 1,001 detained at ‘mini Dhaka’ near Kota Raya Complex and Jalan Silang here on Thursday.

They were detained in an operation involving 1,138 officers from the Central Brigade General Operations Force (PGA) and Federal Reserve Unit (FRU).

The raid that began at 11am was aimed to eliminate various criminal activities happening around that area besides ‘breaking’ the group of foreigners that are seen behaving like the locals and becoming increasingly bold.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief, Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said, all the illegal immigrants were detained after failing to produce their valid personal documents.

He said the operation includes checking 60 premises around the area. However all the PATI had cooperated without aggressions and causing injuries.

Allaudeen said that at the press conference held at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here on Thursday.

“In the raid we have seized 100 carton cigarettes, 80 carton alcohols and medicine without the approval of Health Ministry (KKM) with estimated cost RM104, 530.

“All the PATI detained were sent to the immigration for further action under Immigration Act 1959. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take action on the owners who rent the premises besides employing the PATI,” he said.

According to Allaudeen, the authorities will continue conducting such operation in the near future.

“Members of the public are welcomed to channel information to the police regarding suspicious activities or the presence of PATI in their areas.

“The police will play their roles and responsibilities to monitor the safety and the peacefulness of the country,” he said.

According to Allaudeen others involved in the operation include the Criminal Prevention and Community Safety Department Head Office Police Contingent (IPK Kuala Lumpur, Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, Kuala Lumpur, Tracker Dog Unit -K9).

“The Ministry of Domestic Trade (KPDN), Royal Malaysian Customs, Malaysia Immigration Department, Malaysia Civil Defence Force, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Health Ministry were also involved in the operation,” he said.-Malaysia World News

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