KUALA LUMPUR,( Dec 23) — A total of 365 illegal immigrants, mostly Myanmars, were caught by the authorities for being in possession of fake United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to stay and work in the country.
They were among 416 illegals nabbed in the six-hour integrated operation called ‘Op Bersih’ led by the Kuala Lumpur police contingent and other security agencies, including the Immigration Department, Registration Department, UNHCR, Rela, Civil Defence Department at the Selayang Wholesale Market, here, that began at midnight.
Kuala Lumpur police CID deputy chief, ACP Khairi Ahrasa in a statement said the operation to reduce the number of illegals in the country managed to detain 351 Myanmar nationals, 20 Bangladeshis, 30 Indonesians, seven Indian nationals and six other nationals for illegal entry and using fake UNHCR cards.
He said those detained were aged 17 to 50 years, and 52 of them were women.
Khairi said all of them were handed over to the Immigration Department for further action, and the operation went smoothly without any unwanted incident.–BERNAMA