KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department performed a raid at a private university in Semenyih and nabbed 33 undocumented foreigners working illegally there.
Immigration director-general Datuk (*33*) Khairul Dzaimee Daud mentioned the foreigners have been working as cleaners and gardeners at the university.
“The operation on Monday (March 7) started at 11am involving 28 officers.
“A total of 40 foreigners were inspected and we detained 27 Indonesians, four Pakistanis, a Bangladeshi and a Nepali.
He said during the raid, some suspects attempted to flee by climbing a nearby hill while others working as cleaners changed out of their uniforms into casual clothes.
“However, we managed to see through their ruse,” he mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday (March 9).
Khairul mentioned preliminary investigations present that the suspects had been working there for about two years and didn’t have any identification paperwork or work passes.
“The company that employed these workers did not apply for temporary visit passes for them.
“We will investigate the case further,” he mentioned.
Khairul mentioned offences dedicated embody not having identification paperwork, overstaying and violating passes necessities.
“Those detained have been taken to the Immigration depot in Bukit Jalil,” he added.