130 foreign nationals held in 4-hour operation

Members of the team check the documents of foreigners during the operation last night. (Bernama pic.)

KAJANG: A total of 130 foreign nationals were detained for various offences in an operation by the Immigration Department in Kajang and Puchong last night.

In a raid on 53 condominium units in Kajang, 78 Nigerians, six Filipinos, an Indian and a Pakistani and four children aged between one and three years were detained, Immigration Director-General Khairul Dzaimee Daud said

Another 40 foreigners from Nepal, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Tanzania and Kenya were detained in a residential area in Puchong.

“They were found to have committed various offences including not having personal travel documents, overstaying, abuse of passes, expiry of student and tourist passes and indulging in business.

“Some are also suspected to be involved in online scamming activities following the discovery of laptops containing doubtful information.

“They will be handed over to the police for further action,” Khairul told reporters.

Ninety-six immigration officers, 15 personnel from the National Registration Department and five members of the Civil Defence Force took part in the four-hour operation from 10.30pm.

Khairul said members of the party had to break open several doors of houses occupied by the foreigners as they refused to cooperate.

He said those detained were taken to the immigration lock-up in Putrajaya before being sent to the immigration detention depot in Bukit Jalil or Semenyih, Selangor.