KUALA LUMPUR AUG.18: Six illegal immigrants from Indonesia aged between 22-52 were detained while hiding at the edge of the Ibzi Plantation forest, Bandar Penawar Johor at 2.50am today in the Op Benteng under the 7th Brigade Infantry Malaysia.
The Third Division Infantry Headquarters Malaysia in its statement said, the six male illegal immigrants were believed to have been waiting for the boat to return to Indonesia.
The statement added, at 2.00am the army on duty at the Observatory Post had detained suspected movements around the Ibzi Plantation. The Quick Reaction Force Team (QRF) together with the Drone Team from the Defence Intelligence Staff Division (BSPP) had initiated their movements to monitor the situation.
“At 2.50am the six illegal immigrants were detained and seized RM12, 745.00 from them besides Indonesian currencies worth RM2, 380, hand phone and watches.
“The detainees were taken to the Tanjung Sepang Tactical Headquarters for COVID-19 inspection before they were taken to the Malaysian Immigration Department, Setia Tropika, Kempas. A report had been lodged at the Bayu Damai Police Station,” the statement added.
The statement also mentioned that the team then set the movements of the QRF to trace the possibility of any remaining illegal immigrants at the place where they were detained. – Malaysia World News