KUALA LUMPUR SEPT.3: The OP BENTENG under the responsibility of the 7th Malaysian Infantry Brigade had detained 21 illegal immigrants (PATI) from Indonesia hiding near the beach at Jalan Tanjung Balau-Sedili Kecil (Bio-Desaru), Johor in early morning today.
The Division Three Infantry Malaysia Headquarters in its statement said, the Observatory Post personnel had detected a suspicious boat in Bio-Desaru, Bandar Penawar, Johor area at 4.30am today.
“The information has led the controlling team to send the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Team to monitor the area concerned and managed to detain 21 PATI hiding and among them are 15 males and six females aged between 19-44 years believed to enter the country via illegal route.
“The team has also seized Malaysian currency worth RM11, 520.00 and Indonesia Rupiah valued at RM3, 370.00 along with 21 hand phones from the PATI,” the statement added.
According to the statement, all the PATI had been taken to the Tactical Tanjung Sepang Headquarters to undergo COVID-19 screen tests before they were handed to the Malaysian Immigration Department, Setia Tropika, Kempas. Subsequently a report was lodged at the Bayu Damai Police Station.
“The operation team then mobilised the QRF Team to trace if there is any PATI left around the area,” the statement said. – Malaysia World News