50 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia
Published : Saturday, 13 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 48
Malaysian Immigration Department arrested 50 Bangladeshis, claiming them as illegal immigrants early Friday, reports The Star Online.
"They were here previously and we caught them for working illegally or with expired permits. That's why they were blacklisted and could not enter Malaysia through official means," Malaysian Immigration Director General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali was quoted as saying.
He said after weeks of surveillance, the department raided a house in Shah Alam, a city in Malaysia, and found 50 Bangladeshis occupying it. "These people, mostly blacklisted by the department, had travelled from Dhaka to Jakarta, Indonesia and then took a boat to enter Malaysia illegally," Mustafar said.
He said that some of the Bangladeshis, aged between 20 and 45, could not fly into Malaysia as they were blacklisted. The Malaysian Immigration Department also seized cash amounting to RM13,000 from the spot, he added.