BUKIT KAYU HITAM (Bernama) – The Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) detained 76 Myanmar illegal immigrants in a raid on an unoccupied house in Kampung Padang Satu yesterday.
Kedah UPP deputy commander (operation) Noor Mohamed Shaik Alauddin said a team raided the house at 9am after receiving information from the public.
On inspection, 65 male and seven female did not possess travel documents while four other men had expired travel documents.
The Myanmar illegali mmigrants were between 17 to 61 years old.
They were brought from Johor Baharu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kulim by a syndicate run by a Myanmar who stayed here for some time.
He said each illegal immigrant was charged between RM500 and RM950 to be smuggled out of the country.
“The Myanmar immigrants usually stay illegally in this country between two to three years. They want to get out to escape the massive operation against illegals,” he told a press conference at the UPP Office yesterday.