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Armed Forces nab six undocumented migrants in Johor

PENGERANG (THE STAR) – Six foreign immigrants had been arrested for illegal entry via uncharted waters near Kampong Punggai.

The Third Malaysian Infantry Division Headquarters said the group of Indonesians were spotted by a patrolling team at around 7am yesterday.

“By around 7.30am, a team from our Quick Reaction Force was put in place and we managed to arrest the four male and two female suspects.

“The suspects, aged 32 to 48 years old, were brought to the Tanjung Sepang tactical headquarters for documentation and further investigations,” the statement said.

A total of MYR2,044 in Malaysian and Indonesian currencies as well as six mobile devices and jewellery were seized during the arrest.

The division added that the suspects also underwent a Covid-19 test and after making sure they tested negative, they were handed over to the Johor Immigration Department.

“We will keep our teams on an active lookout for other undocumented migrants who try to enter the country through uncharted routes,” it added.