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Sarawak Immigration Dept detains 189 illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 266 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration Department arrested 189 illegal foreign workers in a dawn raid at a construction site in Balingian, Mukah on Sunday.


Immigration spokesman Maspaun Bolhasan said the operation mounted between 5am and 8.30am involved 72 officers led by the department's enforcement deputy chief Rosliah Kassim.


In a statement here today, she said, the team rounded up 376 individuals comprising 158 Indonesians, 127 Chinese, 43 Indians, 37 Bangladeshi, seven Filipinos, a Sri Lankan and three locals.


"Upon inspection, 119 of the men and two women (67 Indonesians; 16 Chinese; 16 Indians; 18 Bangladeshi; and four Filipinos) were found without valid travel documents, an offence under Section 6(1)(c)Immigration Act 1959/63," she added.