Thursday, December 8

Negeri Sembilan Immigration arrests 32 illegals in 6P amnesty operation


SEREMBAN: Thirty-two illegal immigrants including two children were detained in an operation conducted under the 6P amnesty programme carried out by the Negeri Sembilan Immigration Department in Seremban, here Tuesday


State Immigration Enforcement Division Chief Abdul Kadir Hussin said those arrested did not have valid travel documents and had not applied for a working permit under the programme which ended yesterday.

“The operation was held after the legalisation period ended yesterday and we want to track down illegals who failed to register.

“We carried out door-to-door operation in four locations in Taman Desa Rasah, Kampung Batu 3 Mambau, Panchor and Taman Cengal Utama Ampangan,” he told reporters after the operation, here yesterday.

He said they arrested 29 Indonesians and a Bangladeshi aged between 25 and 40, as well as two Indonesian girls below eight years old.

He added that they will be investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and sent to the Lenggeng Immigration Depot, near here, for further action.

Commenting on the 6P programme, Abdul Kadir said over 42,000 illegal immigrants have registered in Negeri Sembilan.

However, he believed many have yet to register despite being given time from October last year to do so.

“We will conduct several more operations to find those who have not registered. If they are employed we will also call on their employer and investigate why this is so…action can be taken on employers who do not have a solid reason,” he added.

The operation which began at midnight and ended at 4am yesterday involved 20 immigration personnel led by State Immigration Director Faizal Fazri Othman. — Bernama