Immigration offenders pay the price

Azlan Othman

Officers of the Kuala Belait Law Enforcement Division of the Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) nabbed a foreign woman during a raid at Jalan Kuala Balai in Belait District on Tuesday night for overstaying with expired immigration passes, a violation under Section 15(1), Chapter 17 of the Immigration Act.

Meanwhile, a foreign man was also detained for allegedly harbouring the immigration offender, an offence under Section 55 (1) (d), Chapter 17 of the Immigration Act.

The INRD said they will continue to enforce immigration laws in the country by conducting operations on its own, as well as joint operations with other law enforcement personnel to ensure that the laws are obeyed.

The department said the public can relay information to its hotlines at 8734888, 8753888, and 8984111 (Kuala Belait branch).

Immigration officers found the foreigner hiding during the raid. PHOTO: INRD