PUTRAJAYA: A total of 3,014 illegal immigrants and 57 employers were detained by the Immigration Department during the E-Card Ops Mega carried out since last July until 8am today.
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Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said 180 employers were also issued notices to present themselves at the department to record their statements.
He said the illegal immigrants who were detained comprised 1,160 Bangladeshi nationals, Indonesians (695), Myanmarese (231), Vietnamese (116), Thais (111), Filipinos (95) and the remaining from other countries.
“A total of 2,429 of them are men, women (570) and children (15), he said in a statement here today.
He said the illegal immigrants were among 9,302 people rounded up in 502 operations conducted during the period.
Mustafar said employers found to employ
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