11 Illegal immigrants detained in Kubang Pasu

ALOR SETAR (Bernama) – Eleven illegal immigrants were detained in an operation, code-named ‘Op Mega’, by the Kedah Immigration Department at two locations in Kubang Pasu last Thursday.

Kedah Immigration director Zuhair Jamaludin said the operation, conducted between 10.30am and 4.30pm, focussed a housing project site and a cafeteria in Kubang Pasu.

He said those detained were among 47 foreigners who were rounded up at the two locations, but only 11 were detained for offences which included abuse of their social visit pass and not having valid work permit.

The foreigners who were detained comprised four Thai men, three Myanmar men, two Indonesian men, a Bangladeshi man and a Cambodian woman, age between 20 and 60, he said in a statement.

He said the illegal immigrants would be sent to the Belantik Immigration Detention Depot in Sik for further action.