113 foreigners nabbed in Selayang Baru raid

Foreign workers caught in a raid by the immigration department in Selayang Baru yesterday. (Immigration Department of Malaysia pic)

PETALING JAYA: A hundred and thirteen foreigners including 36 women and 11 children were arrested in a raid at the Selayang Baru area in Selangor yesterday for breaching immigration laws.

Immigration department director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud said those detained comprised 63 from Indonesia, 22 from Myanmar, 19 from India, six from Bangladesh, two from Pakistan and one from Nepal.

“The offences committed included not possessing valid documentation, overstaying and possessing false documentation,” he said in a statement today.

He added that they will be investigated under the Immigration Act, Passport Act and Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act.

He also said all 113 tested negative for Covid-19.

“They will be deported back to their countries after serving their sentences and blacklisted from re-entering Malaysia.”

Khairul said the raid, conducted around the area where the foreigners stayed while working at the wholesale market, saw the participation of the police, Rela, the Civil Defence Force, Selayang Municipal Council, National Security Council and the health ministry.

This follows the raid conducted by immigration officials in the area surrounding the Selayang wholesale market earlier this week.

In that raid, 1,368 undocumented migrants were arrested including 98 children.

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