| Khal Baharulalam |
NINE foreigners – five men and four women – were caught cohabitating (tertangkap basah) yesterday during a special operation conducted by the National Registration and Immigration Department (NRID).
The operation, which was called ‘Ops Kikis’, targeted a wholesale market in Mukim Sengkurong.
The suspects were believed to have abused their immigration passes by working as vegetable sellers.
They were brought to the department’s Law Enforcement Section where their statements were recorded.
Officers seized receipts of their business as evidence of their alleged offence at the Sengkurong Setanaga Pasar Tani market.
The Ops Kikis was conducted based on information given by the public and through cooperation with other agencies.
Special passes were also issued to three foreigners, while three employers were issued call letters.
The department advised employers to ensure the validity of their employees’ immigration passes and to abide by the terms and conditions set by the department. Employers failing to do so will be blacklisted and their employees will be detained.
The public can provide information on suspicious immigration-related activities or make an enquiry by contacting the department’s hotline 8734888 and 8753888. Information will be treated as confidential, said the department in a statement.