| Fadhil Yunus |
NINE foreigners, including five women, were detained during an inspection at a rented house in Jalan Sultan in Kuala Belait on Wednesday night.
Codenamed “Operasi Cekup”, the operation found that three women had working passes as domestic workers but were thought not to be working with their initial employers.
Another woman, who admitted to working as a freelancer, was found cohabiting with a male foreign national in one of the rented rooms. They are not married.
The case has been transferred to the Religious Enforcement Section, Kuala Belait, for further action.
The four individuals have been issued special passes to report to the Immigration and National Registration Department.
Meanwhile, in a second operation on January 8, two foreigners were detained while carrying out car repairs.
The immigration passes of both men were invalid.
One of the them was found to have overstayed since February last year while the other since October.
They have been remanded.
The Acting Head of Immigration Officer at the Regulations Enforcement Section in Kuala Belait reminded employers and foreign workers to comply to immigration regulations.