Friday, December 26, 2014

365 Myanmars with fake UNHCR cards held in raid

A six-hour joint operation was carried out at the Selayang Wholesale Market at midnight.

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 365 illegal immigrants, mostly Myanmars, were caught by the authorities for having 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 365 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 between 17 and 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 untoward incident.