These employers had failed to register their workers for the E-cards before the June 30 deadline.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department has detained 1,509 illegal immigrants for various offences since the deadline to apply for the temporary Enforcement Card (E-Card) expired on June 30.
Director-general Mustafar Ali said the number of arrests was the outcome of 181 enforcement operations nationwide since July 1 until 8am this morning, involving the inspection of 5,278 foreigners.
“A total of 28 employers were also detained and 86 people were given notice to attend and give statements since the operation was carried out,” he said in a statement today.
The highest number of illegal immigrants detained were Bangladeshis (752), followed by Indonesians (195), Myanmars (117), Filipinos (50), Thais (45)
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