KAJANG – The Immigration Department of Malaysia has arrested 141 illegal immigrants (PATI) at the Hentian Kajang Plaza Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) area since 28 October.
Deputy Director-General (Operation) of Immigration, Mohamad Fauzi Md Isa said that the department had conducted inspection on 2,600 individuals, including 1,900 foreigners.
“From that amount, we have arrested 141 individuals who were classified as illegal immigrants. Generally, they were arrested for violating two offences which are, overstaying and abusing social visit passes,” he said after an Integrated Enforcement Operation by the Immigration Department at the Hentian Kajang Plaza today.
According to Mohamad Fauzi, 65 of the illegal immigrants arrested were Indonesians, 59 from Myanmar, nine from Nepal and eight from other countries aged between one and 50 year-old.
“They consisted of 77 men, 58 women and six children. All of them will be placed at the Semenyih Detention Depot,” he added.
333 members from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) and the Volunteers Department of Malaysia (RELA) joined forces with the Immigration on this integrated operation.
Meanwhile, 6,347 enforcement operations have been conducted by the Immigration nationwide this year.
From that amount, 376 employers have been charged for employing illegal immigrants.
“34,649 illegal immigrants have been arrested by the Immigration as a result from the operations,” he added.
The EMCO at Hentian Kajang Plaza will end today and the barbed wire fence will be dismantled at 12.00 am.
The government through Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the EMCO will be ended after 28 days.
However, all residents at that locality are still subjected to the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) implemented throughout Selangor. –MalaysiaGazette