Seventy-five illegal immigrants nabbed in three large raids

By: Mac Grimes

TAWAU: The State Immigration Department net 75 foreigners comprising mostly of Filipinoโ€™s and Indonesians in Ops Bersepadu on Saturday.

Itโ€™s director, Datuk Dr Sade Amin said they focused three locations at about 11.30pm.

โ€œThey were the squatter areas of Kg. Sungai Buaya, Kg. Pasir Putih and a Bayan share-house along Jalan Apas.

The large scale operations involved 117 personnel and officers from numerous governmental agencies including the SESB (Sabah Electricity).

โ€œTwo-hundred and fifty foreigners were screened. Fifty-seven are Filipino and the rest, Indonesian, void of any identification documents.

It aimed to sweep breeding grounds for illegal immigrants.

โ€œWitholding information related to the where aboutโ€™s of illegal immigrant settlements may result in greater crimes.

โ€œWe cannot comprise this and will also take action based on the law.โ€ he said in a statement.

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