KUALA LUMPUR: – Twelve illegal immigrants (PATI) including seven males and five females from Indonesia had been detained in OP BENTENG under the 7th Infantry Brigade Malaysia on 26th Aug. 2021in Bandar Penawar, Johor.
The Third Division Infantry Malaysia Headquarters in its statement said, the 12 Indonesian PATI were detained with the cooperation of the Maritime Malaysia and the Maritime Police Team that had stopped them from entering the country via illegal route.
The statement added, at 2.30am, the team received information from Maritime Enforcement Agency Malaysia (Maritime Malaysia) that had detected a suspected boat via the Malaysian Sea Monitoring System (SWASLA).
“The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Marine Police Team (MPT) that had also implemented the Integrated Operation had detected the boat which landed at the beach near Kurnia Plantation, Bandar Penawar, Johor.
“Following that at 5.30am, the detection work done by the Quick Reaction Force Team (QRF) had detained four PATI hiding around the area. At about 8.00am seven more PATI were detained around the same place.
“At 9.30am, another PATI was detained via the Drone Team Defence Intelligence Staff (BDPP).
“The 12 PATI detained aged between 20-51were believed to have just reached Malaysia via illegal route,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the things seized from the PATI were worth RM3, 837.68 involving Indonesian currencies in the sum of RM1, 871.68 besides seven hand phones.
The statement said, all the PATI were detained and taken to the Tactical Headquarters, Tanjung Sepang for check-ups and COVID-19 tests before they were handed to the Setia Tropika, Kempas Malaysian Immigration Department.
However, a police report was lodged at the Bayu Damai Police Station. The QRF team then continued its movements to detect the remaining PATI around the area. –Malaysia World News