PUTRAJAYA, July 3 — The Immigration Department (JIM) detained 1,509 illegal immigrants for various offences since the department carried out massive enforcement operations after the deadline to apply for the temporary Enforcement Card (E-Card) expired on June 30.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the number of arrests was the outcome of 181 enforcement operations nationwide since July 1 until 8am this morning, involving the inspections of 5,278 foreigners.
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“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), Indonesians (195), Myanmar (117), Filipinos (50), Thais (45), and the rest from other countries.
He added there were 1,314 male illegal
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