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12 Bangladeshis illegal immigrants held in Malaysia

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Malaysia:

Malaysian police detained 196 illegal immigrants including 12 Bangladeshis from a city centre in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

New Straits Times reports City deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Hamid Mohd Ali said police has round up a total of 196 immigrants from Low Yat Plaza, Chow Kit, Jalan Raja Alang in Kampung Baru and a food court in Old Klang Road.

“Checks revealed that the foreigners did not have any documentation on them,” he said.

Hamid said they have detained 12 Bangladeshis, 14 Indonesians, 13 Myanmarese, three Senegalese, two Pakistanis, two Nigerians, one Indian, one Yemenis and one Nepalese.

The 12-hour operation began at 5pm on Wednesday and a total of 120 policemen were deployed. They were joined by other enforcement agencies including the Immigration Department, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Rela.

Hamid said actions will be taken under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and other relevant Acts.

In the meantime, the police, he said, will continue the operation in a bid to flush out illegal immigrants in the city.

Ends/thereport24.com/HB/Oct 14, 2016